Monday, 13 February 2012

An Amphigory

So this poem belongs to a type of poem known as an amphigory.

Amphigory am'fi-ge-ree, n (French amphigouri, of unknown origin)

A nonsense verse. Specifically, a poem designed to look and sound good, but which has no meaning upon closer reading.
So that makes it sound much smarter and knowledgable than my own term 'Sound Poem'.

Sound poem? Nay! Tis an amphigory! By jove ye cynical brethren! Tis not to be understood! This be art!

So anyway here is my amphigory. Enjoy!

The aeolian popple of wurzel bassoon
The coalescent dactyl of egregious foon
The violaceous ravine of umbrous ooze
Kallista! Lacuna! Tantalise! Choose!
A mellifluous nexus of zephyr and gloam
Querciverous Jabberwocky hyacinth roam
A salivicious susurrus of silence and styx
A savage serendipity of sizzle and spit
Gruffalo grumble grail and grove
Querulous quagmire quaint quince quove
Chiaroscuro
Charcoal chink
Perilous paladin pious and pink
Xanth and Yolanda together they took
The eerie oliphant of inglenook
Glades galumphing
Amaranth swell
Ragabash rutabaga
Rabble revel

4 comments:

  1. *sits for moment,stunned at the incredible poem*

    *stands abruptly in applause for Octa's Amphigory*
    SPLENDID! BRAVO!
    *wolf whistle's at the Purple Poet*
    YAY! I think I saw my name in there!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOT!
    My favorite line is: A savage serendipity of sizzle and spit
    Such a pretty line!
    :D
    *hugs her love*
    You never cease to amaze me, my darling Octa!
    :D

    *walks around reciting the poem*
    I also like th elast couple lines!
    YAY!
    *more hug sand kisses for Octa*
    Thanks for posting Octa!
    <3

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  2. Woot! Nonsensical poetry!

    Haha, awesome Octa. Another great poem.

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  3. Yay! I loves it :D

    I would provide you with a more detailed comment but after the last one, I can't really be bothered :P

    YAY BRILLIANT POEM WELL DONE

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  4. LOVE it! It sounds so smart and interesting!!

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