circle game


Yesterday, a child came out to wander
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
And the seasons they go ’round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and ’round and ’round
In the circle game
And go ’round and ’round and ’round in the circle game.


this is one of my favourite songs… i love joni mitchell so much, but this song always stirs something deep inside me. it’s a great song about the cycle of life, and being desperate to grow up to fulfill your dreams, only to grow up and lose the grandeur of the dreams that once drove you. i’m feeling a yearning inside me this past week… my emotions are all over. perhaps it’s to do with last weeks full moon, and this month being a blue moon month. i feel the start of a new cycle approaching in my life.


  1. Baylee

    August 7, 2012 at 19:04

    I love Joni!!
    I feel you on the new cycles beginning.. I know the moon has been messing with me.

  2. a soulful life

    August 8, 2012 at 17:41

    Love that song :) Joni’s voice is ethereal.

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