A tired man lay down his head in a dusty room so dim, and for so long his wife did shake and yell to waken him. Meanwhile his thoughts, his dreams, did stir of sandy, red bullfights, of powder-blasts in the air and carnival delights. Yet still his wife was in despair in a dusty room so dim, for she knew death was a whore not far from tempting him.
Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.
I went to the carnival a lot. The carousel was my favorite ride as a kid.
It's getting hard to keep up with all of the news from Washington - witch hunts, conspiracy theories and Republicans tearing each other apart over who is ideologically pure and who is apostate. It's a real set of carnival sideshows.
The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
I was sure that somewhere a grandiose carnival was going on in the sky, and I was missing it.
According to tarot historian Gertrude Moakley, the cards' fanciful images - from the Fool to Death - were inspired by the costumed figures who participated in carnival parades.
I've always had a thing for theme parks and their less-glorious cousins, amusement parks, the carnival midway, and others of such ilk.