SONNET WITH A DIFFERENT LETTER AT THE END OF EVERY LINE - George Starbuck Poems

 
 

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SONNET WITH A DIFFERENT LETTER AT THE END OF EVERY LINE
O for a muse of fire, a sack of dough,
Or both! O promissory notes of woe!
One time in Santa Fe N.M.
Ol' Winfield Townley Scott and I ... But whoa.

One can exert oneself, ff ,
Or architect a heaven like Rimbaud,
Or if that seems, how shall I say, de trop ,
One can at least write sonnets, a propos
Of nothing save the do-re-mi-fa-sol
Of poetry itself. Is not the row
Of perfect rhymes, the terminal bon mot,
Obeisance enough to the Great O?

"Observe," said Chairman Mao to Premier Chou,
"On voyage Parnasse pour prendre les eaux.
On voyage comme poisson, incog."

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