It occurs to me that as a general rule
Words that start with the prefix circum- are
To be avoided in poetry
Circumspection just holds you back
Circumlocution can be quite tedious
Circumnavigating odysseys bore me to tears
Circumstantial rhymes are gratuitous
Circumcision is hardly a subject for a poem and
Circumrotation is just redundant
I will make an exception, however, when
My tongue circumscribes the
Circumference of your ear —
What a deliciously poetic circumstance!
Will be sharing this at the dVerse Poets Pub this afternoon (June 27, 2013) for the anaphora party hosted by Victoria.