April 6 – #Verselove Sijo

Sijo with Barb Elder, April 2024


A grotesque menagerie

guards Notre Dame from vile villains.

Once almost decayed and lost,

Hugo’s novel renewed this church.

Now I gargoyle in the desert,

defended and protected.

The Organ

Who can play? Perplexing task,

bellows, wind chest, pipes pitched by length

old-fashioned, complicated;

with age we grasp, mastery reached.

Come to my organ recital:

Now, about my gall bladder.