The Circus March

I fell asleep and woke from dreams to the sound of Christoph cooking dinner and humming the circus song...and I wondered exactly who wrote that creepy song in the first place.

Wikipedia is my friend.

The song is called Entrance of the Gladiators, and it was written by a Czech composer as a military march.

Imagine falling backwards in time to a vision of Czech soldiers marching to battle with that song as their soundtrack. And people wonder why circuses are sinister...

7 comments:

moif said...

Strange kind of military march if you ask me

Cyan said...

Indeed.

Military marches need big, fuck off drums.

moif said...

Maybe the old Czech army minced into battle waving batons?

Ken said...

Great quote, Cyan. I may steal it.

Cyan said...

Maybe the old Czech army minced into battle waving batons?

and throwing peanuts...

Great quote, Cyan. I may steal it.

Feel free. :)

Princess Haiku said...

I always found clowns scary as a child. However, there is a new novel about a young man joining a circus during Depression era U.S. that is riveting, "Water for Elephants." It confirms the worst knowledge about circuses but also uplifts with its portrayal of friendship and love between humans and animals.

Cyan said...

I very nearly purchased Water for Elephants during a recent trip to the bookstore, and it's on my list of books to read. It's good to hear that you enjoyed it. It sounds like a fascinating read.