Thinking out loud in no particular order

Roy Fisher in his Jacket2 interview, explained that his poetry could sometimes be explained as thinking out loud. i’ve been quite taken by this & for the past 3 days i have written something like 25 pages or round there about of this thinking out loud poetry & i am quite pleased with the results & the oiling of the pistons encouraged. i don’t know if i’d call it experimental or even poetry, but it is something & the product is too tantalizing for the method to be cast to the dogs.  Here’s a palm through to scrape your brain across.

Thinking out loud
in no particular order

—blah blah Black Sheep have you
any bank notes made
of human skin
a neo-liberal, whachya-call-it
-thingy-ma-jig
y’ know, for key changes

— a post-structural
rustic dance with bells,

a popular tune,
rabbits in weak light
bending shadow
with the pulse
of their tails.

What are the gestures of unreason?
In the spotlight
gold tussocked clods of men

Boris here, Tony there
blazers with Eleusian emblems, meaning
something to them;
the sort of men who
consult harridan oracles.

: (a)versions of a meme
what’s that?

Graves would whisper
Greek nothings in the ears
of sex & love gods
in Deià Majorca, before
the Brits made it shit,
occupying villas, turning
the local cuisine to
egg, chips & mushy peas with bread n’ butter
or banger’s & mash, Sunday’s
for roasting, obviously
—where he buried himself
in unpopular ideas
that made so much sense & rose
to brain the Times’ academia
with its own absence
of curiosity.

24 hour news
is a dull, great abstract
the separation of truth,
the surface of it, but not
it: too many ifs &
not enough humility.

i’ll plagiarize myself
truly Modern
then blackmail me
for the ransom.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. ‘…it is something’ 😊

    1. A catalyst for brain gas?

      1. It’s not to be sniffed at 😤

  2. This is really good. Stream-of-consciousness, but with some artistic control. Really really good!

    1. After so much carefully considered work i feel it’s time for this in my poetry & the volume of produce is staggering & it feels good to let the belly of my brain loose a notch or few.

  3. kvennarad says:

    There’s almost a touch of Kerouac about it.

    1. o i am not happy about that at all. Right, i am scrapping all this. i want it to be more like Roy Fisher. haha.

      1. kvennarad says:

        You say that to “almost a touch”! 😀

      2. i don’t really mind Kerouac all that much. I think there were better stream of consciousness writers though, Fisher being one.

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