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Frank Ovid Frank Ovid 46, United States (5/5/2014 4:34:00 PM)

I love this guy! So playful and fun to read.....Reply, as this is longer.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Mike Acker (5/5/2014 4:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies
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    As silly as the one below. A bit repetetive. We got it after the first stanza or two. " So playful and fun to read?" What tema do you play on, Scotty? Eeeegads

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Alexander Rizzo (5/5/2014 11:35:00 PM) Post reply

      mr acker i have this funny feeling that no one here takes your opinion terribly seriously. thats probably an understatement, no doubt

    • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Mike Acker (5/5/2014 8:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Cold shoulder, Frank. Cold shoulder. " So playful and fun to read?" The poem is still as silly as before. When it comes to my opinion rgarding poetry I don't bullshit. When Palmer br ... more

    • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Frank Ovid (5/5/2014 8:21:00 PM) Post reply

      I play on your mother's team.

  • Freshman - 623 Points Frank Ovid (5/5/2014 4:35:00 PM) Post reply

    As naught gives way to aught
    and oxhide gives way to chain mail
    and byrnie gives way to battle-ax
    and Cavalier gives way to Roundhead
    and Cromwell Road gives way to the Connaught
    and I Am Curious (Yellow) gives way to I Am Curious (Blue)
    and barrelhouse gives way to Frank’N’Stein
    and a pint of Shelley plain to a pint of India Pale Ale
    I give way to you.

    As bass gives way to baritone
    and hammock gives way to hummock
    and Hoboken gives way to Hackensack
    and bread gives way to reed bed
    and bald eagle gives way to Theobald Wolfe Tone
    and the Undertones give way to Siouxsie Sioux
    and DeLorean, John, gives way to Deloria, Vine,
    and Pierced Nose to Big Stomach
    I give way to you.

    As vent gives way to Ventry
    and the King of the World gives way to Finn MacCool
    and phone gives way to fax
    and send gives way to sned
    and Dagenham gives way to Coventry
    and Covenanter gives way to caribou
    and the caribou gives way to the carbine
    and Boulud’s cackamamie to the cock-a-leekie of Boole
    I give way to you.

    As transhumance gives way to trance
    and shaman gives way to Santa
    and butcher’s string gives way to vacuum pack
    and the ineffable gives way to the unsaid
    and pyx gives way to monstrance
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    I give way to you.

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    and rug gives way to rag
    and Pax Vobiscum gives way to Tampax
    and Tampa gives way to the water bed
    and The Water Babies gives way to Worstward Ho
    and crapper gives way to loo
    and spruce gives way to pine
    and the carpet of pine needles to the carpetbag
    I give way to you.

    As gombeen-man gives way to not-for-profit
    and soft soap gives way to Lynn C. Doyle
    and tick gives way to tack
    and Balaam’s Ass gives way to Mister Ed
    and Songs of Innocence gives way to The Prophet
    and single-prop Bar-B-Q gives way to twin-screw
    and the Salt Lick gives way to the County Line
    and “Mending Wall” gives way to “Build Soil”
    I give way to you.

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    and your coy mistress gives way to “The Flea”
    and flax gives way to W. D. Flackes
    and the living give way to the dead
    and John Hume gives way to Gerry Adams
    and Television gives way to U2
    and Lake Constance gives way to the Rhine
    and the Rhine to the Zuider Zee
    I give way to you.

    As dutch treat gives way to french leave
    and spanish fly gives way to Viagra
    and slick gives way to slack
    and the local fuzz give way to the Feds
    and Machiavelli gives way to make-believe
    and Howards End gives way to A Room with a View
    and Wordsworth gives way to “Woodbine
    Willie” and stereo Nagra to quad Niagara
    I give way to you.

    As cathedral gives way to cavern
    and cookie cutter gives way to cookie
    and the rookies give way to the All-Blacks
    and the shad give way to the smoke shed
    and the roughshod give way to the Black Horse avern
    that still rings true
    despite that T being missing from its sign
    where a little nook gives way to a little nookie
    when I give way to you.

    That Nanook of the North should give way to Man of Aran
    as ling gives way to cod
    and cod gives way to kayak
    and Camp Moosilauke gives way to Club Med
    and catamite gives way to catamaran
    and catamaran to aluminum canoe
    is symptomatic of a more general decline
    whereby a cloud succumbs to a clod
    and I give way to you.

    For as Monet gives way to Juan Gris
    and Juan Gris gives way to Joan Miró
    and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gives way to Miramax
    and the Volta gives way to Travolta, swinging the red-hot lead,
    and Saturday Night Fever gives way to Grease
    and the Greeks give way to you know who
    and the Roman IX gives way to the Arabic 9
    and nine gives way, as ever, to zero
    I give way to you.

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