Saturday, June 03, 2006

"The chartreuse moose loved couscous"     [villanelle]

[or: Villanelle beginning with a line from Ron Silliman]

The chartreuse moose loved couscous
but the celadon celibate seldom
danced maranga like a loose goose

the listless lilt of the who's-whos
might bleed toward a genteel Bedlam
where chartreuse moose nibble couscous

I abide in a blacklight caboose whose
nighttime sojourn slows nigh to Milden
no maranga there for a loose goose

well withstanding all exigent excuse-use
golden girls could expend cold gilden
for chartreuse moose with their couscous

having settled out Winnie-the-Pooh's dues
you'll watch Maja pair with Alex Schulin
what Olympics have need of your loose goose?

in his hoosgau Lenny the Bruce brews
herbal tea that soothes the while coolin'
the chartreuse moose loves the couscous
gliding maranga O! like a loose goose

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This poem's first line (and thus, too, its title) is borrowed verbatim (with thanks) from Ron Silliman's newly net-published excerpt from Zyxt.