Poetry by Jeff Green

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The great phantasmagoria

by cricketjeff on September 24, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The great phantasmagoria
The two of us were treated to
Was far too much for Gloria
She isn’t half as nice as you
  The prestidigitator’s art
  Brought ripples of applause on cue
  But Gloria can’t have my heart
  She isn’t half as nice as you
The impresarios may boast
That all their acts are fresh and new
But Gloria is not my toast
She isn’t half as nice as you
  The great phantasmagoria
  She isn’t half as nice as you

Author notes

There are three of them for you

Whoops make that two! I was falling asleep in the bath and counted six syllables in impresarios.
It’s a Kyrielle sonnet, I really wanted an eight syllable word, but it had to be iambic too and I couldn’t think of one off hand …