Sunday, December 9, 2012

Poem: advice to the shopworn

the truli modern poet will
always!!! carry a beeper
///in case/// of poetry emergencies
GLeeMing down the stairs at 3 am
      *to insert a radon paradox
      (or) delete a rude cauliflower*

(c) Nissa Annakindt, never you mind what year.

A poem from Where the Opium Cactus Grows, which is soon to go out of print.  This was written during a phase of my life as a poet in which I did a lot of monkeying around with peculiarities of typesetting and spelling. Some of my poems from this period have to be altered before posting online because they turned out to do weird things to HTML.

This poem was shared at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #127.


Mary said...

Quite a unique approach!

Abin Chakraborty said...

having a mobile with 'Notes' also helps in such emergencies.and it helps that I don't have annoying pets.

Sabio Lantz said...

It is fun to mess with style. It is interesting how changes in technology influences how we write.

Vaksinius / Vaccinius said...


The truly modern poet will
make everlasting pictures, still,
if he is able to save corps
the vulture like, keep not decor.

Vaksinius / Vaccinius said...

I am sorry, but I don't think what you write is true. A poet is not a fire man. :-)

Nissa Annakindt said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Unknown said...

Clever and fun and uniquely modern. I loe the way writing is evolving with technology and ever-changing language usage. This is an excellent example.