A beautifully, fantastical story, The Night Circus written by Erin Morgenstern is a book to be experienced. It feel very much like a Twilight Zone episode and a Neil Gaiman story all rolled into one. Fun fact, it was a NaNoWriMo novel-National Novel Writing Month-before it was a novel, which is really exciting for any writing participant and/or aspiring writer.
In November every year,NaNoWriMo, a month-long challenge to write a novel is massive dedication by thousands of writers to write the daily word count of 1,667 words or more, which is harder that it looks. Trust me, I have been there. One must prepare outlines (they are your friends), plot, character sketches, and have an idea of what you are writing about. Inspiration is a must, however to acquire it! If you are interested, go to NaMoWriMo for more information.
I love the dream-like qualities of the Cirque de Reves-the circus portrayed in The Night Circus-and something about it make you want to go find yourself, or maybe just get lost.
So, hopefully today's poem will inspire you to go to the circus.
Dreaming of the impossible fare,
with high flying acrobats
and daring dos of bravery,
taming lions to jump through hoops.
With high flying acrobats,
and the wind in your face;
or taming lions to jump through hoops,
but what if you could walk on clouds?
And the wind in your face,
in an adventure most unforgettable,
but what if you could walk on clouds
or visit fantastic ice gardens that bloom?
In an adventure most unforgettable,
you can see things beyond your wildest imagination,
or visit fantastic ice gardens that bloom
and maybe catch a glimpse of a rare sight.
You can see things beyond your wildest imagination
that of living ice sculptures that breath candy floss
and maybe catch a glimpse of a rare sight,
of the speculated reverse rhinoceros.
That of living ice sculptures that breath candy floss
and daring dos of bravery
of the speculated reverse rhinoceros;
dreaming of the impossible fare.