Recollections of spinning season.

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High on spun sugar, sit and spin art; merry-go-round the world, all fall down. Ring around the bathtub, spin the top, the wheel, the bottle. Blindfold now, three turns and pin the tail. Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, pinwheel ice cream, to everything, turntake your turnit’s coming. Here is the season of the whirligig, kaleidoscopic dreams of the widening gyre, helicopter hats and flying cars, the end of history, where is the falconer now? Find your pillow, watch the spinning fan.


I don’t know how it got in there, but I woke up with the song “Dizzy” in my head. As a child of the 80’s-90’s, my in-head version is sort of a mash up between the Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff take and the original by Tommy Roe. Also on the mind: memories of childhood, and Yeats.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

7 thoughts on “Dizzy”

    1. Jeff, your reference to the tar pit has me laughing out loud. I will probably start using this one now, as “rabbit hole” has been feeling a bit stale. And now I have a new song stuck in my head : )

    1. Carolyn, I am so delighted that it had this effect on you. Spinning with joy : )

  1. I love your creativity and ability to write words from musical prompts, poetry, images etc. You have a perfect way of achieving that, and I am in awe of your talent. I watched the videos – I can’t remember the Tommy Roe one, but I do remember the other – only just though. Complete madness, but I like it. Thanks for sharing the Yeats poem, too, as it also took me to a website called the Poetry Foundation which could be very useful when racking my brains for the author of a poem. Thanks again.

    1. Thank you, Ellie! I am so glad that you found the Poetry Foundation. They are a wonderful resource. I am loving the musicality of your phrase, “Complete madness, but I like it.” This would make a great t-shirt!

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