Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 65,295 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Pope, Proto - Surrealist - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Sixteen eight eight to seventeen four four
are the stuttering dates
of proto-Surrealist poet Pope
who rhymed present 'read'
with 'aching head'
and confused his audience
with a heed that aches.
Cachepots can be potcaches;
potheads do foolish things;
so, archaically, was said,
did cakes.

(As there's no 'Arbuthnot'
at the end of a line
in the body of
'An Epistle To Dr Arbuthnot',
we know not
if 'Arbuthnot'
rhymes with 'know'
or 'not'.)

Topic(s) of this poem: poet, rhyme, surrealism


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Alexander Pope's poems are in rhyming couplets.
cachepot: ornamental container to slip a flower pot into.
the rhyme is in lines 37-8 of '... Arbuthnot'

Comments about Pope, Proto - Surrealist by Douglas Scotney

  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (7/5/2017 12:35:00 AM)

    Wow unique and sublime, great rhyming too. I can see a play on words n puns like. Thumbs up.


    So Nice to read from your pen again, I hope u too will review my latest poem titled, 'For all cheese chums'
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2017



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