Bizarre Poetry

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MrsDoyle, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    What's the most bizarre bit of poetry you've ever seen?

    Mine would be:

    This poem is untruthful
    This poem is absurd
    This poem's a contrivance
    To rhyme with Douglas Hurd
  2. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    I'm afraid mine don't fall under the category of family friendly.

    As you well know.
  3. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    There once was a fellow O'Doole
    Who found little red spots on his tool
    His Doctor a cynic
    said Get out of me clinic,
    And wipe off that lipstick you fool!
  4. Spring is sprung
    The grass is riz,
    I wonder where the flowers is,
    And why the bird is on the wing,
    Now that's absurd I thought the wing is on the bird.
  5. robcav

    robcav Member

    Well, where does one start! Literally the most bizarre piece of poetry I've ever seen was a performance by the 'sound' poet Bob Cobbing when I was at Uni in the late 80s. Check out the following website full of Cobbing sound files if you fancy being utterly bemused, as I was at the time, by the extent to which the term 'poetry' has been pushed to its limits - though I have a grudging admiration for his poem 'Make Perhaps This Out Sense of Can You'

    In terms of poems I've read, e.e. cummings is always going to cause controversy when casting your vote for 'genius or charlatan?' Take the following poem

    a)s w(e loo)k
    S a
    rIvInG .gRrEaPsPhOs)

    Genius or charlatan? You decide.
  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Now reincarnated as BBM...

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