Alakazam, Be Gone! – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Alakazam, Be Gone!

In the house painted white,
with a head like a coronet cavy,
lives a munchausen narcissi,
a tautological wonder,
that blunder,
who shut the door
in the face of all
that is good and holy.
But I imagine him gone,
or, better still,
with daffodils in his hair,
singing Carly’s song (ironically),
as we shut him down,
for the good of all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Note: Since 1940 the one who sits in that house effects the whole world irrespective. Narcissi is, of course, Narcissus who fell in love with himself, and Narcissus is also the name for daffodil. A cavy is a guinea-pig. Carly is Carly Simon who sang “You’re so Vain.”






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27 responses to “Alakazam, Be Gone! – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. If only it can be done right lol. I love Carly Simon. One of her songs I love most is ”Let the River Run”.

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  2. Reality bites they say…

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  3. I did a post on Carly’s song the other day, by Enigma not Carly Simon.

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  4. In other words, a “head with a coronet cavy” is a guinea pig’s head with a crown on it? I bet you can hear my laughter from here.

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  5. aptly said … how do we make him vanish?

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  6. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Clever poem Paul. Daffodils in his hair…are they orange by chance.

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  7. lync56

    Wow so well said


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