Poem: The County Active Fair | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Arts & Culture » Poetry

Poem: The County Active Fair

by

comment

And at county active fairs

Young girls buy ribbons

For their hair.

And old men boast of

Half-made truths

Of daring younger years.

It's the end of summer here

Amber, yellow, brown and green.

The plowman moves through

Rows of corn.

Shadows lengthen and recede.

Auburn hair of dashing ace

Flirtatious swing and

Great Grecian face.

Of the never-changing

Playful pair

At perennial county fairs.

Through the passages

Of aging space

Through the corridors of rhyme

Through the tremors of

Forgiving tears

Of carousel and

Ferris time.

And at county active fairs

Young girls buy ribbons

For their hair.

And old men boast of

Half-made truths

Of daring younger years.

—Norman Brahm

Add a comment

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • Mommyheads Make Music in Beacon on Friday
  • Mommyheads Make Music in Beacon on Friday

    The critically beloved 1990s art-pop band plays the Towne Crier.
    • Sep 18, 2018
  • Fall Season Kicks off at Lumberyard 9/29
  • Fall Season Kicks off at Lumberyard 9/29

    Lumberyard just celebrated the grand opening of their new 7,000-square-foot performance space in Catskill on September 1. After a short hiatus, the organization will kick off its inaugural fall season on September 29, which promises a mix of dance, performance art, and music.
    • Sep 14, 2018
  • StudioFest in Phoenicia
  • StudioFest in Phoenicia

    Finalist Filmmakers Screen and Compete at New Festival
    • Sep 11, 2018