Saturday, May 26, 2012


A Magpie Tale

The Circus With the Yellow Clown, 1967, Marc Chagall

Given the choice between
bread and a circus I'll
favor the pastry a-
bove any clown,


less there are elephants,
dressed in their finery,
coming to town.


I just discovered the
form "double dactyl" and
had to attempt it for
this weekly poem.

Hard as I tried it's one
syllable over.  Think
you can do better?  Then
try it at home!