form

degrammar

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.

Regrow image: published   Son image: published Program  final tv big image: published … a much for we …  tension nitro ego image: published watch the desire of love to exist flock state  create new killer our fear  kinder

epigram

These are not formal classical epigrams.

Al–Qaida  Islam  San Francisco  Science  The USA  The West  Fear  Politics

fixed

Accelerating is Language English  and then there’s the mediocre mouths  cathedral level court court  China Poem image: uses powerful language Chopin And The Chilli Wars image: published christmas card poem  create new killer our fear  discard image: published 6   easter sunday image: published england corrupted image: uses powerful language Fenland Sketches  1 image: published   garden  ghost Ċb;   glist image: published green  A Horrible Day  ici, pour les enfants image: published 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 image: published remembering the das image: uses powerful language Reply  scratby  server room Ċb;   shrines image: published still biting  the three monks  this ‘bright’ life  To Let Ċb;   Too Fast To Stop image: published The Trumpet Blown image: published uncivil law  criminal  upset  when the trains first came

fugue

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.

Fugues  More Fugues  Pop Fugues

oiku

A haiku is a short serene observation. An oiku is a headbutt.

angle  bacon  english garden  grand  look rich apple grows  lou reed

prose

advocate  Animal Magnetism  Higg’s Boson  Why The Black Background?

ranting poesie

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 image: uses powerful language little diddems  bigot reinforcement image: uses powerful language an engineering rush (i)  the argument  homework image: published Poetry  select  Copyleft  uncivil law  centuries  money  invention  health

royal

regrow image: published father

rhyme rhythm

Accelerating Is Language English  green  My Difficulty With Melancholy image: published Reply  Slough, Pronounced In French, Is “Slug”  The Trumpet Blown image: published 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;

sonnet

I’ve only used two rhyming schemes, the traditional Shakespearian ababcdcdefefgg, and an immediate scheme of aabbccddeeffgg to alienate the content.

Her Catching Eyes image: published An Ode To The A14 image: published On The Sonnet  Tring image: published in cynic adverati  Scorpion  uncivil law  maid  We, The Fell image: published regrow image: published son image: published … a much for we …

strict

amphibrach trimeter

The Trumpet Blown image: published

amphibrach quadrameter

Hymnen  Technical Note  Cheese And Onion Sandwiches (ish)

iambic quadrameter

A Village …  Inn

iambic hexameter

Underneath The Loch

limerick

There Was A Young Lady Called Venus

rhyme royal

regrow  father

trimeter quadrain

Instructions For A Common Ceremony