Gregory Corso

(26 March 1930 – 17 January 2001 / New York City, New York)

The Mad Yak


I am watching them churn the last milk they'll ever get from me.
They are waiting for me to die;
They want to make buttons out of my bones.
Where are my sisters and brothers?
That tall monk there, loading my uncle, he has a new cap.
And that idiot student of his--
I never saw that muffler before.
Poor uncle, he lets them load him.
How sad he is, how tired!
I wonder what they'll do with his bones?
And that beautiful tail!
How many shoelaces will they make of that!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: beautiful, sad, sister, brother

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Mad Yak by Gregory Corso )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

New Poems

  1. Thoughtful Succour, michael walkerjohn
  2. Wrapped In Silk, michael walkerjohn
  3. My Prayer, Clive Blake
  4. AFTER THESE MISTS AND FOGS, M.D Dinesh Nair
  5. Creek of death!, SALINI NAIR
  6. Your Coronation, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  7. I Love You, How To Say, Get It Sent Acro.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Right To Prevail, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  9. Scarecrow, Naveed Khalid
  10. Beav Cleave - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce,
"Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
Through all the flimsy things we see at once
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Carey York

Trending Poems

  1. The Brook, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. An Enigma, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]