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Street Festival

Updated on May 17, 2013

The sidewalk becomes a sea of tents

Awnings and flags ride the waves of this ocean

The artists come to the shore daily

To display their wares

Beautiful pieces made by creative hands

Spectators view their displays

Eying each treasure as they pass by

Children touch everything and their eyes fill with wonder

Amazed at something as simple as a candle

The air is filled with the music of laughter

People walk side by side

Some push strollers; Some hold hands

The smell of funnel cakes fills the air

As vendors open carts for business

The sun is bright, warm, and inviting

Calling men, women, and children to join the party

This party that is the festival of life.


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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Hi sherrituck.

      Nicely put together and I especially like the last line,

      "This party that is the festival of life."

      Voted up and sharing.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I grew to like street festivals during the eight years I lived in the Dallas area. There were so many such festivals in the suburbs as well as the Dallas Art District. I still have and enjoy some pottery and pen-and-ink drawings I bought at street festivals back then.

      Voted Up+

      Jaye

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      These are some of the most enjoyable days of our lives as we participate in the street festivals and art shows. Thanks for sharing this fine work. whonu

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you. Street festivals are pure joy. Everyone is friendly and the atmosphere is jovial. Life should be like that everyday.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      I have grown to love street festivals. There are so many treasures to be found and so much joy in just meeting people and talking to them. Thanks for reading my little poem.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks. I think our perspective of the world changes when we intereact with others. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent, Sherri! You captured the essence of street fairs perfectly. One of my favorite activities during the summer is going to street fairs in the area. Well done!

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks Bill. I enjoy street fairs and festivals. They are the perfect time for community fellowship.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Awonderful hub Sherri.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Enjoyed the street fair. Passing this on.

      P.S. Calling nen - Calling men

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Gypsy, Thanks!

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