write a really weird, wired, wacky, absurd, abstract, abstruse, pointless, pointy-eared.. poem. sensuality and reference to your late Uncle Edward are forbidden
oops, this was supposed to go in the poetry games section, but I clicked the wrong link. could you move it, mods? thanks
madames et monsieurs,
prepare for a breath-taking piece
and have all your expectations upset,
it takes a lot of breath, for sure
it’s not what you think.
Between the sheets
of a scarlet silk notebook,
made in China,
pink sunflowers facing orange pine-trees
or pine orange-trees? from Japan
there’s folded up a page,
A4, white with black letters,
You handed it out and I must have
signed it. Or at least I underlined,
sheepish signatory, the important parts,
and jotted notes in the margin,
one out of thirty
meaning : contradictions
stress is unlikely?
stress it’s unlikely
I stress that contradiction is likely
structure is taken up again and again
realized by clause
Basically it said “Never”
about the poet and the girl
and love and all that,
or maybe “Yes, but only if."
And you know it’s unlikely.
Only, the poet put it much better,
otherwise he’d hardly be a painter,
when Africa’s children battle the bulge,
and the weeping willow dances at the skylark’s wedding,
and angels grow chest hair in blue-wine crates
and researchers know.
It travelled around the world
and peeked at the heart of England
from the lining of a frayed old coat,
silk, from China, like the notebook,
taken up again
where it hid with coins and a teabag
for a year.
Ready to pounce.
The tea was still good afterwards.
But if you’re so sure it’s “Never”,
Why not write one yourself?
I’ll cry your tears for you
if you mind my own business
and you’ll renounce me
to keep me near.