Thursday, August 13, 2009

Poem in the Shape of an Art Deco Wall Sconce

Bauhaus (rhymes with mucks)
with art nouveau and makes
it laterally vertically coalesce
into a Busby Berkley show –
spotlights a top hat left by
Fred Astaire, Rolls Royce
and one slim silver

that Tallulah uses
to bring glamour to
her leisurely seductions:
thank you dear, Miss Bankhead
would just love to have you
come a little nearer;

not to mention Norma
Shearer winking
from the back: speak easy

when you speak of Mrs.
Thalberg, darling:
turn the light
a little lower,
would you?

All this gin
gets one
a trifle



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