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 would love to see you do the chant omitting the nonsense! But that’s just the wonk in me speaking. The 10 year old me is filled with giggles and whimsy!

  2. Ooh, love this! Very creative and it starts to merge the meaning of node, with it becoming foreign after reading it throughout (there’s a word for that, but I’m too lazy to look it up lol). Nicely written, David! I always love your work, it never fails to inspire.

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