Marketplace (Photo credit: rob7812)

They are dancing in the marketplace
With colours wild and free
There’s a riddle here I cannot place
There’s something here of me
The items that they here display
Are colourful and grand
And I may ask them if I may
Buy far more than I planned

There’s magic in the marketplace
Each stall a siren song
Of memory I have no trace
I follow blind, along
I’d like to buy the perfect scarf
To keep me bright and warm
These fools and jesters here may laugh
And round me darkly swarm

The marketplace becomes a maze
A labyrinth of greed
I wander drunken, in a daze
And buy more than I need
They are dancing in this marketplace
With colours wild and free
There’s a riddle here I cannot place
There’s something here of me

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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10 Responses to Marketplace

  1. I understand the lure of the market and going home and wondering when you look at your purchases, what was i think?? The cynic in me would say the part of you that is in the market is your money. But I get the feeling that is may be that the persona feels a sense of connection/belonging in the market place. Well done Helen as always.

    • Thank you so a weird way its based on my more typical shopping over-indulgence, which is home shopping, where I swear they employ NLP like techniques to get you to buy (hence the poem’s allusion to something mysterious and powerful at the marketplace)…anyway, that’s what I tell myself to explain my tendency to spend more than should on such things, LOL!! 🙂 🙂 But writing about home shopping isn’t as vibrant as writing about a marketplace…..

  2. I really like marketplaces because of the variety of goods on offer and your poem really captures the fun and effect of them (on the senses AND pocket) 🙂

  3. Cubby says:

    I love this! Absolutely delightful. It felt as if your words themselves were dancing right off the screen. Reowr!

  4. That’s a great thing that some of the old marketplaces have that the new huge stores don’t. (You may have seen that I mentioned you in my recent “physetry” post, “Acceleration.”) 🙂

  5. ok…If I ever get to where you are, I totally want to go shopping with you, Sis!! I love scarves. 😀 😀 xxxx This was wonderful.

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