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garniture (GAR-ni-chur) noun

Something that garnishes; decoration.

[From French, from Old French, from garnir (to garnish).]

"Don Lee wants
not a various America.
Don Lee wants
a new nation
under nothing;
a physical light that waxes; he does not want to
be exorcised, adjoining and revered;
he does not like a local garniture
nor any impish onus in the vogue;
is not candlelit
but stands out in the auspices of fire
and rock and jungle-flail;
new art and anthem; will
want a new music screaming in the sun."
From the poem "In the Mecca", Book: In the Mecca, 1968.

This week's theme: Words from the Works of Gwendolyn Brooks.


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