Gita Ashok

Candyfloss

Whenever we go
to an amusement park or fair,
I’m eagerly on the lookout
for the candyfloss sold there.

The light pink candyfloss –
I just can’t stop marveling
at how skillfully it’s made
to look like a pink fluffy cloud at sunset.

I’ve always been wanting
to touch a soft fluffy cloud
and candyfloss is truly
a good substitute for a cloud.

I love the blissful feel of it
in my mouth where -
it melts within moments
into sweet nothingness.

Whenever I eat candyfloss,
I hope I can freeze time and make it last –
But Alas!
All good things must come to an end.

So I wait for another trip
to the amusement park or fair
so that I can feast my eyes and taste buds
on the candyfloss sold there.

14 July 2010
10: 30 am

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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  • Subbaraman N V (5/9/2015 1:42:00 AM)

    At the age of 74, my mind traveled to decades earlier and I enjoyed the look and taste of candyfloss which retains
    its attractions to the young and old even today. Nice poem.

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/3/2014 1:57:00 PM)

    cotton candy is very delightful to eat especially at a carnival i always like to watch the vendor spin it...Nice poem..delightful lightness..

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  • Asit Kumar SanyalAsit Kumar Sanyal (9/3/2014 11:50:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. Enjoyed it. I used to eat candyfloss in my childhood at the village fair.

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  • Francie LynchFrancie Lynch (9/3/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    The anticipation is as good as the taste.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (9/3/2014 7:25:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Enjoyed it very much. Life's little pleasures are most cherished.

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  • Khalida Bano Ali (9/3/2014 3:01:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, liked it really.

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (9/3/2014 1:36:00 AM)

    Poem took me back to my childhood. Every kid, I believe, enjoys candy-fluff alike. Poem is as sweet as a candy-fluff. I enjoyed it.

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  • Else CederborgElse Cederborg (9/4/2012 12:10:00 AM)

    Nice poem! Really beautiful picture of subconscious longings..

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  • Dr Syed Anwar Yarkhan Jilani (9/3/2012 9:18:00 PM)

    Simply beautiful. Excellent visit to your childhood years. Love it.

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  • Prasanna Kumari (9/3/2012 4:40:00 AM)

    the candyfloss bringing the transience of life and all other good things when finished tastes good even when it is finished...

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (9/3/2012 3:57:00 AM)

    Sweet Candyfloss it is to read and feeling eating the candy itself while doing so!

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  • Amrit Rathi (7/26/2010 3:31:00 AM)

    A lovely poem with simplicity and innocence of child! Candyfloss is symbolic of nice experiences we have that our senses enjoy and cherish. Thanks for inviting.

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  • Shona Sengupta (7/22/2010 8:47:00 AM)

    yummy. even I wish it would last a little longer. nice poem.

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (7/18/2010 9:35:00 AM)

    how it is said is nice. shan marks 10

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  • Tribhawan KaulTribhawan Kaul (7/14/2010 2:53:00 AM)

    A lovely poem about candyfloss.
    I would also like to seek your comments on my poems. Thanks.

    Tribhawan Kaul
    14-06-2010

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