Saturday, June 03, 2006

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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The poem's first line is borrowed verbatim (with thanks) from Ron Silliman's newly net-published excerpt from Zyxt.

4 comments:

didi said...

email it to ron - he may like it.

d.

James said...

Wow! I'm extremely impressed with the originality. Good work - what fun! Ron should appreciate this.

david raphael israel said...

thanks DD & J --
uncertain the good chap has cultivated a taste for villanelles per e; at any rate, I do offer a link hereto (in comment on Silliman's estimable blog).
It seems that the musicality of the form can encourage this sort of "impressionistic irrationalism" quite as amply as it can (say) elicit measured, obsessive argument. ;-)
Obliged,
d.i.

James said...

You're a real hoot.