Verse: Thinking about Things

There are days
when I spend a lot of time
thinking about things
Like today
Today I was thinking
‘Why is it
that I often write
on a Saturday morning
some words
that I then format
into a column
as if it was some
important point-making
and free-ranging
–but is often frankly pointless
(but still free-ranging)–
kind of verse?
I mean really
it could be posted as
a normal paragraph
if there was actually
any point in writing
it at all’
This kept me occupied
until now
when I published it
as usual
without any conclusions
or rhymes
or reasons


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11 thoughts on “Verse: Thinking about Things

  1. Ha, you’ve just illustrated something I’ve said for a long time: the difference between poetry and prose is punchy editing. The art is in the punch. I once took a radiologist’s report of my MRI brain scan results and edited it into a poem; best thing I never wrote. At least your work is original!

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    1. Yes, probably original as in ‘No one else would be bothered to try it.’ 😉
      I’ve got my brain MRI slides around here somewhere as well. It doesn’t half freak people out when you show them your profile but as if you’d been sawn in half, or halfway though an eyeball.

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  2. I’m another who looks at these columns of randomly arranged words perversely spattered across a page and some see it as grandiloquent verse. I just see crap editing. Some see art, some mere artifice.

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      1. I agree, in one way. GREAT free verse works, but anything less don’t work, at least fer me. We are all individual in our thinking, but I do admit (submit?) read a bit of free verse, and it gets my poetry slam, mostly.

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      1. Well, I don’t know. I’m sorry, I’m of the opinion of free-verse that it is amazing that anyone would publish it. Exceptions are few and far between. But I are not eddykated very good.

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    1. Heres an all too free verse acrostic, if I may?
      Bounteous blooming words,
      Uncontrolled,, flowing free and unrestrained,
      Laid out in
      Laboriously spaced out contrived casuality,
      Sentences displayed and arrayed
      Haphazardly yet in pompous stylised pre-fabricated forms,
      Irritating ill-conceived, irksome, indubitably
      Twadlle.

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