poet Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso

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!

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

3,1 out of 5
40 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about The Mad Yak by Gregory Corso

  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (11/13/2015 9:02:00 PM)

    Now I can't look a yak in the eye ever again

    Report Reply
    18 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (5/5/2014 4:41:00 AM)

    Great poem greg

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Goldy Locks (3/23/2007 5:09:00 PM)

    They want to make buttons out of my bones. - GC..what a [sardonic] humor this guy had!

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    10 person did not like.



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?

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