Masqueraders moving
King and Queen go forth
Standing in a royal place
A Jester joins their court

Princesses and maidens
Searching through the crowds
Seeking joy and happiness
Underneath masked shrouds

Joined in jubilation
The crowds now move about
Searching for their happiness
So joyful there's no doubt

Streets abound with laughter
Dancing has begun
Everyone related
Masks have made them one

Constant stream of joyfulness
Parades and floats go by
Music fills the crowded streets
Torches light the sky

Last hurrah of season
Food and wine to last
This in preparation
For forty days of fast.


Written by Francine Pucillo