Friday, November 24, 2017

Roger Olson - "..." and its obvious consequence

Author's Note: I had a dream where i couldn't understand a thing. I was listening to someone. This person was trying to tell something really important but i just couldn't understand a word. It was greek to me. And i was doing all these "Oh, eh, ah, uh, huh"'s trying to keep the conversation going. And the person got really-really irritated and so she started to slap my face and then i lost my consciousness and found myself in a bag which was falling into the river and then i woke up. This poem attempts to transcribe my part of that surreal conversation. 

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"..." and its obvious consequence

Oh...
eh. Uh. Eh... Uh...
Um... Mmm... mmm....
huh?
Hmm...
Oh! Huh? Uh-huh. Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Oh.

Pfff...

Huh? Uh-huh. Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Mmm... mmm...
Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Uh. Eh... Oh.
Pfff...Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
huh?
Hmm... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Mmm...
huh?
Hmm....

Um... Oh.

Pfff...

Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
eh. Uh. Eh... Uh... Uh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
eh. Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Mmm...
Uh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
eh. Uh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Mmm... mmm...
 Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
eh. Uh. Eh... Oh.
Pfff...Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh...
huh?
Hmm... Oh. Ah. Uh. Eh... Oh. Ah. Uh? Oh!

(slap, slap, slap)
Ah!
(slap, slap, slap)
Aye! Ah! Oi!
(slap, slap, slap)

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...
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Ppfmfp... mppmfp.
Fmfmfp. Mppmfp... Fmfmfp... Fmfppm...
Ppmppmppm... ppmppmppm.... mfpfmfmfp?
Mfpppmppm... Ppfmfp! Mfpfmfmfp?
Fmfmfp-mfpfmfmfp. Ppfmfp. Mmmmfp.
Fmfmfp. Mppmfp... Ppfmfp. Pfmmpfmpfmpf...

(PLONK!)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fanny Chissom - Five Punctuation poems

Author's note: I think words are overused as prime tools for writing poetry. I like the abstractness and words just don't give me that. So i've tried to use punctuation in order to create truly abstract poetry. 

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1
.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.
-.-.-.-.....-.-.-.-.-.-.-.
-.-.-.-.-.......::..........:
"... " ).........

"... ":...-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
:...:....: "... ":........
" "...:....: "... " ( " ):...
*: *:........ *

 ....)...---..... ..":..:."".:.-.. .
::.-.

.

.- .:..... ...-:...-..--.-...:.....:-..... -:..:- ..:.

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2
:....".....-..-.-:.-"..
  ...-......" -..-.. ...-". .--.... :-(.:--......."...*.--..-...-*.
 -..."-.

-"..- .
 -::-..........-..-.. -...""-:...(
.:--......
........ .:-...:..-.....:."..:..(...-...:)
.".

 ."*..-......::.---..........-...::-..--.....-
".. -
...--.-.:."..-.-."..." ".-:...-...-..

.......)-.

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3
..-)"....--...:....- ..."..
. . ."..-..". ..-((.( :.-..- ... -".:-:...*.:..-...
-.-.: ....).....*.-:

.. -.:.:.--- ..:....*.-....:.:.:.:.". :.....-..""..-.-.)).".-:-..-
.  .(.":*:.:...-"-..*..-.--..:
-.

-....."-.-......." .. -......-.:.."..-*......-...-....
.-.. ....""-
  . .---.. :
..... .. .

":......

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4
..-.-.:.) ".....-".-..: .. -.
.
. --.--...
.--......-... .-... --....-.... -...-..- ..-:....--.:.-".

...:-.*:-.-..-...."....."......".....":....."-.....:.. ..-: ..-.
.-.-:.....:.--.-.*:--.-.-.. -
..:.:

.-..:....:..:...: .*.....-..-......-"..-..".. -....""... "-.
*..-.-...*.-...".-.--.....-".-.)-.--. (

.-.-...-....:-...........:: .....:.. ..)...--."-.:". .
.(*..)-.-........ ...-.-.
..* )".. .-.. 
-.."

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5
."---.
..:.-......
.-::
.-"..-....-" -....-:.*- ---... *.-......
.". 
..-"-..: .."..:-:-.-".. ...-".

:..-......."..-..*-......".........:....(.-....:.......* .
......:-"-
........-*)-.-.. -..-".*.:.-".

..-.--"....*.:."..-..-
  ....----
.:
...
.*..)*..-..".-.-
.. ..)..*--..-..*-"....-
."...-.


..-:*--.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Dorothy McIntire - Poem with too many X's

Author's note: what is X? It is one of those letters we use to cover something. Names are often concealed by X's, bad words are often replaced with X. But what if X is the last letter standing and there is nothing left? What's then? That's what i'm trying to explore.

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Poem with too many X's

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