Tuesday, January 08, 2008

30 second urchkin poem

Riffing off Philip Larkin's "Far Out":


nihar's obsessed slide shows

a dark swim
Japanese anime
(there's no other kind of anime)
it's hard to deny.

a cloud / a dark cloud
slanted cheesestick
slap happy tissue box.

(7 middlers at break neck speed. Not bad.)

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Blogger San said...

7 middlers at breakneck speed, they done good. Especially with the slap happy conclusion.

Paschal, you must be a wonderful teacher.

3:35 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

"Slap happy tissue box" rolled right off the tongue of a young male poetry-phobe who said his phobia was due to the fact that he only liked poems that made "sense." This, from a student who wrote a 2000 word epic entitled "I'm Off to see Wikipedia" that was hilarious and entirely surreal.

Thanks for the good words.

4:44 PM  
Blogger San said...

The knowledge that a poetry-phobe came up with "slap happy tissue box" makes my experience of the line all the richer.

6:13 PM  

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