Tuesday, 22 January 2008

The shortest poem ...

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issing


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9 comments:

trousers said...

I hope the dashes don't form part of the poem: for me they're an unnecessary diversion, and threaten to undermine both the formal constraints and the startling economy of the piece.

Stray said...

rest assured trousers that the dashes are simply a demarkation between the byline and the content.

However, I do think it fitting that were we to interpret them as phonics represented in morse code, we'd have 'oh!' at both the start and the end. Don't you agree?

Caroline said...

I played the game but don't think I made it onto your board ... what did I do wrong?

*sigh*

I love your game. I love it very very much.
I want my own version ... with stars on it ... or Simon Cowells ...

*stamps feet*

*waves*

Hellooooooo
x

trousers said...

I do agree, stray :)

Reading the Signs said...

Hello lovely people,

I spotted myself as one of the extended family, having just linked to this blog over at mine. Feels very good to be here and I look forward to all your postings.

Reading the Signs said...

Stray, I once wrote a one-word poem by mistake. It was "woolf". (howl in the middle, not Virginia).

But Why? said...

On behalf of the prodigal son before his return home, I offer:

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Famly
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I was going to venture:

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Why?
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but figured it would be too self-obsessed...

P.S Can you fix my name on your sheep-board - evidently in post-viral addledness I didn't quite get the instructions to "type here"... I see I'm not alone(!)

Böbø said...

Wow! It even beats Mohammed Ali's "Oui, Me" for brevity.

OK, back to developing RSI with your game.

Stray said...

oh Signs - that's wonderful! I think we have invented a new genre, which I'd like to call nano-poetry ... where poems can have no more characters than the words nano-poetry ...

But why? - excellent work! I think badger may be riffing on your theme shortly ... watch this space ...

Caroline - your wish is my command ;)

Bobo - please don't sue me for loss of earnings! I have no money ... I spend all day catching sheep ...

trousers - I look forward to reading your contribution!