Re: Sonnet: Apologies to the ghost of G. M. Hopkins

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jennifernobile
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I just discovered this on an Alphasmart 3000 I haven’t used in years. I can only barely remember writing the poem. Thought I’d try it out here for comment. You erudite types wil recognize the parody On GMH’s “Pied Beauty.”

Glory be to God for dimpled things:
For fenders unrepaired that boast their dings
And babies’ cheeks that smile and demonstrate
That simple beauty may be neither flat nor straight.
Kirk Douglas has a chin profoundly cleft.
Pour in a spoon of rye,you’ve nothing left.
The ladies lick it dry, and Kirk’s content
To make his dimpled chin a sacrament.

But loveliest of all the charming dents.
That in women’s naked rumps are residents.
I’d chase each powdered pair from room to room
And once I’ve caught them fair, then love can bloom.