This form consciously wrecks normal English grammar, not a new idea. In some poems, I’ve borrowed from other languages, including computer languages. I’ve removed small connecting words, and assembled concept words in imprecise order, to loosen linguistic context. Just as I chaffed against the rectangular border of photographs, so I’m chaffing against over–precise English language.
These are not formal classical epigrams.
Accelerating is Language English • and then there’s the mediocre mouths • cathedral level court court • China Poem • Chopin And The Chilli Wars • christmas card poem • create new killer our fear • discard • 6 • easter sunday • england corrupted • Fenland Sketches • 1 • garden • ghost Ċb; • glist • green • A Horrible Day • ici, pour les enfants Ċb; • my father was a ufo • Namings • America • Norfolk • Keighly • Sandy • oh dear what a pity there there • Old Funeral Music • old man Keats • Poetry • Copyleft • The Pub Quiz League • remembering the das • Reply • scratby • server room Ċb; • shrines • still biting • the three monks • this ‘bright’ life • To Let Ċb; • Too Fast To Stop • The Trumpet Blown • uncivil law • criminal • upset • when the trains first came
JS Bach was the master of the fugue. Tunes repeat, invert, stagger, slow, quicken, transform; concurrent contrapuntal counterpoint. A poem fugue is merely spoken repeated until the person reciting runs out of stupidity.
A haiku is a short serene observation. An oiku is a headbutt.
A “Ranting Poesie” poem is for pub philosophers. It should be simple to recite whilst drunk. It should flow through the mouth, without being obvious. It should challenge belief.
The Clarion • beer and pindar • lord pisswater’s clarion • little diddems • bigot reinforcement • an engineering rush (i) • the argument • homework • Poetry • select • Copyleft • uncivil law • centuries • money • invention • health
Accelerating Is Language English • green • My Difficulty With Melancholy • Reply • Slough, Pronounced In French, Is “Slug” • The Trumpet Blown • uncivil law • 53 • Underneath The Loch • Box Number Ċb; • Is It Coffee In The Blood • North Of Kylesku Ċb; • To Let Ċb; • Wake Up, Wake Up, Oh Slippery Snake • an engineering rush (i) • a song so dire • Tobacco’s Such A Treat • Poetry • Copyleft • Box Number Ċb;
I’ve only used two rhyming schemes, the traditional Shakespearian ababcdcdefefgg, and an immediate scheme of aabbccddeeffgg to alienate the content.