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”
I can see you had fun with this … nnnoodle 🙂
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!
that does surprise me cos it reads effortlessly, so even more kudos David 🙂
that’s very kind, Kate. thank you 💖
The Experiment works, Ben, it’s hypnodic!
Thanks so much, Jim.
By the way, please feel free to call me David, which is my first name.
Duly noted, David!
❤ Jim ❤
Excellent. My new Shabbat chant. 😍
💛 Abi, thank you 💛
Oh my effing … this is AMAZING! Just simply .. you knocked it out of the park 😀
💚 Sanaa 💚
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)
It was very unnatural for me to write something like this, Kerfe… not my style at all.
But you are always willing to try new things. That’s good.
my general feeling is that if experienced poets believe that there are purposes to differing forms of poetry, there must be.
This chant is wondrously created …. clever, wise, you.
🤗 Helen 🤗
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.
🥰 Bev 🥰
Love how you layered the chant with all the alliteration on “n”… I think you worked on the complexity on those nodes who are simply too many in a complex network.
🥰 Björn 🥰
alrighty now you have to sing it for the next challenge David. 🤣👏❤️