Word Garden Word List #5 (Gregory Corso)

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Birthday dawns
red and yawns
with sorrow.
The drooped acrobat, wracked
with arthritis, is now relegated
to mending leotards and
tossing livers to the big cats.

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Shay is the host of Shay’s Word Garden Word List.  Shay says:
This week’s list is taken from two of Gregory Corso’s volumes: Gasoline and the Happy Birthday of Death. I really hope that you enjoy the list and that it spurs your creativity.

What we do here is this: write a poem using at least 3 of the twenty words on the following list. Your poem need not have anything to do with Corso except for the three(or more) words. The list is a springboard. Then just link, visit, comment. Prompt stays “live” through Friday. And now, without further ado, your list:
 
acrobat
beauty
birthday
bones
eat
Egyptian
engines
erupt
fierce
ghost
glorious
nuns
ocean
Rimbaud
sorrow
steal
tv
weather
wig
yawns

16 Comments Add yours

  1. I suppose age isn’t your friend when you’re a circus acrobat!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are so right. I feel bad for an arthritic acrobat. Once the star and now…

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  2. Helen Dehner says:

    Oh my, I am coming close to the “mending leotards” stage of life .. which I would do, tossing livers not so much. A clever use of those words, Lisa. Loved it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, happy you enjoyed the poem, thank you ❤

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    I can relate to the drooping and arthritis for sure. A wonderful poem Lisa,! You used the words amazingly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie, thank you. I enjoyed having so many good words to choose from.

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  4. Sadje says:

    This is such a moving poem Li. Aging can have consequences for people they hadn’t foresaw.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you for your thoughtful comment. Too true.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  5. dorahak says:

    Aiy yai yai! You’re playing my tune, Lisa. You juggled those notes just right. Ouch. (Loved it!)
    Pax,
    Dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol Dora, thanks much, glad you enjoyed 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Sunra Rainz says:

    What a perfectly compact narrative! Saying so much with so few words. I love the images, especially how it ends ☀️👌

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks for reading and commenting, Sunra 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sunra Rainz says:

        You are most welcome, Lisa ☀️

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  7. hedgewitch says:

    A very deft tumble of words, full of being human. The time comes to us all when birthdays are not really a matter for celebration any more, alas. I love the pic you chose here as well–it suits this very fully flavored poem which does so much in so few words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, thank you for your wonderful comment.

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