View Full Version : AW posting free verse

09-11-2015, 01:17 AM
A suggestion I made to Cass in the Round Table:

Take your last 10 short posts on AW--or anywhere else--and slap them together into a poem. Like this:

The L.E.M.O.N.S. Poem

Stop calling me sweets. This may come
as a shock to some people, but not everyone watches
every debate on TV. I wouldn't cut anything.


Oh, wait. That's what I think, too. Dammit.
Well, did anyone bring it up in a thread?
I'd just like to point out that people agree with me
all the damn time. My mommy told me so.

He brushed his teeth.

Do I have to add lemon juice or something to see it?

09-11-2015, 01:22 AM
Oh, robo. I am bowled over by your evocative imagery and strong metaphors.

reposting mine (they don't really belong in the roundtable thread anyway):

No Spoilers

It's her goddamn turn,
damn it! No spoilers!

However will we determine
.....what is good
if no one
pronounces it so
.....from on high?

Body count
is where Bernie Sanders
falls short,


The Absurdity of Desire

oh, the absurdity of desire.

I'm always looking out for you, William --
over my shoulder.

My present elumbated state
is solely attributable
to your divine logolepsy!

I'll help
with the dirty anagrams.

.....don't forget
about my stealth
.....Yeats reference.
I like to save it
.....as a surprise.

09-11-2015, 01:30 AM
You don't think I went overboard with the strong language?

09-11-2015, 01:38 AM
You don't think I went overboard with the strong language?

You have stirred the depths in me with the power and beauty of your words.

09-11-2015, 07:17 PM
it's sort of an exercise in effective line breaks, isn't it. :)
I like it.

09-11-2015, 07:23 PM
It's fun to try to construct a (somewhat) coherent message out of unrelated posts. Try it!

Another of my attempts at found poetry (and a poetry publishing company we should all avoid): http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?310927-Realistic-Poetry-Publishing-International

09-11-2015, 09:36 PM
Travesties of Canadian Music

At least 52 people killed
in crane accident
at Mecca's Grand Mosque
Whoa, easy there General Custer!
Nah, General Custer.
Now I have to come up
with a decision on how
to prorate Cree-pop
and other songs sung
in indigeneous languages.
Songs like this:

I always think
of the original
by Trio Lyrique
when I think of that song.
Have to check my list now!

The latest that that can be said
to be written
is 1875.
Ryan's Fancy seem to
only do true traditional tunes,
just like the Irish Rovers.

So the only years I have left
which have so songs associated with
is 1934, 1935, 1937 and 1940.

We even have a song about it.
In French.

Came across this curiosity from 1950.
I dropped Patrick a question. I'll see if he has an answer.

Now Brayon music.
Is Roch Voisine

09-11-2015, 09:48 PM