That said, there are many stories or poems based on the circus. Charles Simic, for example, had a good one called Country Fair.
There have been great movies too. Trapeze with Burt Lancaster stands out as one. Big Top Pee Wee, not so much. Water For Elephants, as a movie, it was a great book.
F. John Sharp noticed that many of my writings have metaphors or story lines which involve the circus. I wondered why, out of the blue, he made this observation?
The answer was that he had just read and accepted, "A Circus Story" for Right Hand Pointing #47. That fact that I'd written and critiqued with John for over six years helped this piece find a home.
Also finding a home are the following folks: