For some our lives are tragic;
I’m not one with those.
I’m with them for whom life is magic
Until its dying, final close.
Coming out of cloistered shells
Is the first step in leading life;
Inhaling air, ringing bells,
Avoiding struggle and strife.
Sadness abounds on this earth,
It’s shadow hard to escape;
With the sorrow, remember mirth,
Turning life into one long jape.
No, I am not the least bit frivolous;
I have railed and I have wept.
To see all life as boundless
Is how I have come to accept.
March down the street,
Singing with the tune.
Take in the bitter and the sweet
Beneath the eternal moon.
3 thoughts on “Carnival”
It is beautiful LL. One of your best.
Thank you, CarolMae.
It’s amazing how much music inspires me. “Memories of Alhambra” was inspired by the guitar piece “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” by Tarrega. And “Carnival” was inspired by Celia Cruz’s last big hit, “La vida es un carnaval.”
Really, how interesting. Thanks for sharing.