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tears of a clown

Just like Pagliacci did / I try to keep my sadness hid / Smiling in the public eye

but in a lonely room I cry / the tears of a clown /when there's no-one around." -- William 'Smokey' Robinson Jr, Tears of a Clown.


Pagliacci: Pagliacci, an opera by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, is about a clown who must make the audience laugh while he weeps behind his makeup because his wife betrayed him.


A rare photomanip from me. Based on a detail from a photo I took today of a fairground-style laughing clown stall.

My entry in the Word of the Week competition for the word 'hidden'.

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Taken on January 24, 2007