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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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