Sunday, August 2, 2009

Concrete poetry

you need to
~~~~~~~~ relax take a tip ~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~ from the cat in ~~~~~~~
the leaves
in the
sun (caterwauling done)
see the blue sky above, feel
the call of love as the tom next
door licks his silken paws – will
he wink through the fence? feign
indifference? or strut out of view for
a moment or two, then return to
tease? vive les birds and bees!
feel the warmth on your back,
body stretch, relax! be a
laid back cool cat,
king of the wall
cat, hip hop
top cat, nothing can rock cat
aristocrat cat, fat cat

Very silly, but fun. It should have a tail, but I can't get the formatting right on the blog. Does anyone have any other silly examples?


TatankaYotanka said...

Reinhard Döhl is a favourite of mein when it comes to concrete poetry

Try Wurm im Apfel

AliMunday said...

Ah, now that IS clever, I like the way it eats the apple! Thanks!

Anatol said...

there is also an animated version:

...but i also like schtzngrmmm from ernst jandl a lot:


TatankaYotanka said...

I was still messing about trying to get that link to work ... did you find the applepie tribute as well then?

TatankaYotanka said...

Hi Anton ... I'm sure you know Bob Cobbing as well ....

AliMunday said...

Thank you both, I gave up on the links and just googled the names, which worked pretty well.