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Ghazal For Gus by Cecily Ross

Ghazal For Gus

This poem’s about asparagus

A poem that rhymes and doesn’t fuss

With meter, tense or prosody

Written for my grandson Gus.

What else rhymes with asparagus?

Ask Sondheim or Cole Porter – thus

They’d think of something wouldn’t they?

‘Analogous?’ ‘esophagus,’ ‘I’ve missed the bus?’

Who cares if it makes sense or not.

Edward Lear says that’s a plus

And anyway it’s just a poem,

A poem about asparagus.

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