I (sometimes) call myself Mr. Pondersome. I'm a rather wordy, weirdy person. I say hullo a lot. I write a lot more. While you're here, why not give some of it a read?

Sunday, 27 November 2011

"Clipboard Bowtie" (a.k.a. Old Gerty Stein has an Effect on Me)

"Clipboard Bowtie" came a good while after both the previous poems, during an Experimental Writing seminar. We'd recently been reading Gertrude Stein's "Lifting Belly" and were asked to make a pretty-sounding but ultimately unlikely word pairing and create a sound poem featuring all the words we might associate with them. For some reason I chose 'clipboard bowtie'. Like I said in the first poetry post, I'm a bit of a  sound-y person as well as being a wordy person; so it wasn't too surprising that I'd have a field day with writing this. And I certainly did.
I'd recommend that you read this aloud or else the primary effect of the poem will be lost on you. Oh and do watch out for the tongue-twister parts...


CLIPBOARD BOWTIE

Clipboard bowtie,
clipboard bowtie,
bowtie clipboard,
clipboard bowtie

clipboard - tie the bow,
clipboard - tie the bow,
clipboard, clipboard, clipboard -
tie the bow

bowtie - board a clip,
bowtie - board a clip,
bowtie, bowtie, bowtie -
board a clip.

Clip
clip
clip
bip-clip,
blip
blip
blip
blip-clip
slip
snip
snip
snip
snip
snip
snip
bowtie.

Bowtie, tie bow,
bowtie, Tae Bo,
tie bow, clipboard,
bored clip, Thai.

Ribbon balsa,
ribbon balsa,
ribbon balsa,
rippin' balls, son,
ribbon balsa,
ribbon balsa
ribbon balsa -
donkey.
Balsa ribbon,
balsa ribbon,
balsa ribbon,
balls a-rippin',
balsa ribbon,
balsa ribbon,
balsa ribbon -
donkey door.

Donkey door - donkey door - donkey door - donkey door - donkey door - donkey door - donkey door - donkey door - donkey -
now, fold.

Neat fit,
plank fold,
neat fit,
plank fold,
'neath it,
'neath it,
'neath it, plank fold.
And it's -

clipboard bowtie
bowtie clipboard
clipboard bowtie
bowtie clipboard
clipboard - clipboard - clipboard - clipboard - clipboard - clipboard - clipclop - clipclop - clipclop - clipclop - clipclop - clipboard - clipboard -
bowtie.

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