Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 20: Funny and Heartbreaking and Beautiful, George Starbuck, "Sonnet in the Shape of a Potted Christmas Tree"

Okay, I just love this poem.  Period.  I just came across it, and it sort of took my breath away.  It's funny and heartbreaking and beautiful.

Saint Marty wishes he had written this.

Sonnet in the Shape of a Potted Christmas Tree

by:  George Starbuck

O glitter-torn!
Let the wild wind erect
bonbonbonanzas; junipers affect
frostyfreeze turbans; iciclestuff adorn
all cuckolded creation in a madcap crown of horn!
It’s a new day; no scapegrace of a sect
tidying up the ashtrays playing Daughter-in-Law Elect;
bells! bibelots! popsicle cigars! shatter the glassware! a son born
while ox and ass and infant lie
together as poor creatures will
and tears of her exertion still
cling in the spent girl’s eye
and a great firework in the sky
                                           drifts to the western hill.

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