Undone, or: Nowhere

Chant poetry

Node node
Nobody knows knows me node
Node node node
Nobody comes knocking node
Node node
Nowhere nowhere nowhere node
Node node node
Notes notes notes are written node
Node node
Nobody can read them node
Node node node
Notes are notes notes are played node
Node node
Nobody can hear them node
Node Node Node
Notices neither nor node
Node node 
Normally nostalgic node
Node node node
Knoll for resting upon node
Node Node
North north north of nowhere node
Node node node
Gnosis unravels the


This is an experiment in chant poetry that was inspired by the d’Verse ‘chant poetry’ prompt.

We were instructed to either write a chant with real words or nonsense words where we focus on the sound and how it shall be sung.

Or incorporate elements of chant with hypnotic repetitions

49 thoughts on “Undone, or: Nowhere”

    1. I did, and I didn’t… it’s really not the sort of thing that I’m usually inclined to write… but that’s why prompts are so great, right? they get us out of our comfort zones!


  1. Node is such an interesting and complex word. But in a way the meanings don’t matter, it’s the sound that dominates here. The N-sound always seems like an obstacle to me. Like this is a spell of removal. (K)

  2. I’m amazed at the complexity of this one, David, and am waiting for completion of that last sentence …. I “no” it’s out there somewhere.

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