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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
"Sonnet in the Shape of a Potted Christmas Tree" by George Starbuck
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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George Starbuck, “Sonnet in the Shape of a Potted Christmas Tree” from
The Works: Poems Selected from Five Decades.
Copyright © 2003 by the University of Alabama Press.
Jim Yaussy Albright
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