Monday, September 13, 2004

Dream Poem

I made up a poem in a dream last night. It was a long dream, most of which I’ve forgotten. I was appearing at a festival. Most of the dream consisted of trying to find the owner of the festival to sort out where I would be performing. There was also a bit where I was lectured by my old Head Teacher. And a church. And lots of wet fields.
Anyway, we got to the performance which was in a tent. I was standing on a small stage. I’d just started to read my Ikea poem when a woman’s mobile phone started ringing. We all waited patiently for her to answer it.
Then I told the audience I’d just made up a poem. This was it –

Mobile Phone

Turn
It
Off

11 comments:

Roger Stevens said...

This is a new poetry form. It’s like a haiku. A haiku, as I’m sure you know, has there lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. This also has three lines – but only three syllables.
It’s called a Ha!

Syl said...

Give us more, Roger...Haiku is indeed a strange rhythm...but I rather like the unusual beat...that suddenly catches me off guard, but with a message...like a knock on the beamer!

Syl said...

Regardless...have a cell phone which I hate but carry for emergencies...nothing nothing worse than out to dinner or at theatre and hear someone's annoying ring...showing my age? there was a time when one went out uninterrupted for the evening...Progress? Not in my book!

michael said...

One of my pet hates. Horrible invention. Those bloody masts popping up eveywhere frying your brains.
I like the idea of the HA

I

must

say

Roger Stevens said...

Michael, nice Ha!

Syl said...

Oh, people scooting about in their cars, mobile stuck in their ear...and plowing over pedestrians, other vehicles...an abominable invention. I'd say to them all...
Said

Plead

Dead.

Hmmm...thought I was a pacifist.

Syl said...

Oh, people scooting about in their cars, mobile stuck in their ear...and plowing over pedestrians, other vehicles...an abominable invention. I'd say to them all...
Said

Plead

Dead.

Hmmm...thought I was a pacifist.

Syl said...

Roger, just had email from Keith Bates...saying he is soon digitalising or converting a collab with you..."If A Martian" and "Smoke In My Hands"! Can't wait to hear...he'll send it along he says...Roger Radio? Roger, Roger.

michael said...

Two more great songs from before but would like to hear some new ones.

Yes

I

Would

Roger Stevens said...

We wrote those songs through the mail of course. Keith and I have never met.
I'd like to do some more. He's a great guitarist and I love his voice. Who knows? One day...

Syl said...

Love his voice too, Roger. Hope you guys can make more music together. Still waiting for a taste of yours!