Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the Words Count with Mama Zen ekphrasis challenge! Step right up and let the following vintage photos take you back to the circuses of days gone by. Be delighted! Be amazed! Be inspired . . . and write a poem of 60 words or less.
Circus Girl Smokes While Rehearsing Her Stunts; Nina Leen, 1949
Fortune Teller, 1870s
John Gutmann, 1935
Unknown; via pinterest