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quittn rhyme

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blues-bop for kim

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my heels’ll kick
me to the sticks

gypsy
if you ditch me

my heart’ll click
off its tlick

tlock. tlick
tlock.

‘ll seize –
stop.

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my mouth’ll sip
at liquor, ‘ll kiss

a chill glass lip

if you trick me
slick, and skip

my love’ll slip

‘ll dig pains’s pit

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my luck’ll dive
into dolor, into die

if you jive me
spite me
spurn me like vice

you will me to wilt –

a flower blasted by ice

Kaie Kellough

Featured Poem:

dedication to a tan nation

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anagram permuting the letters of the word ‘dedication’

a tan cat, nice
can coo a canto, a tactic to incite
a tan nation to dance – can dictate a canon
a cannonade, a din

a nice tan cat
can dice
ice a cad
can cite an ace tactic and act

tan, a nice cat
can condition tone
cannonade a note node
to dent a tin edict
to end a NO

nice, a tan cat
can can a din
can dictate, didactic
an idea to incite
tacit action
neat as notation:
notion – idea – edit
notation – edict:

a tan nation
in detention, in need
not dead, incited
not catatonic

a tan nation
can dice on a tactic
cede to action
don tin

indict
and cane
a NO
into:

intent I
and DO.

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Biography

Kaie Kellough is a Montréal writer, performer, and general word-sound systemizer. He is the author of Lettricity (Cumulus Press 2004), and Maple Leaf Rag (Arbeiter Ring Publishing 2010), which was nominated for the Manuela Dias award for book design. Kaie is the voice of one sound recording, Vox:Versus, a suite of conversations between voice and instrument.

Kaie’s print and sound work are underwritten by rhythm and by a desire to dis-and re-assemble language and meaning. Kaie’s work emerges where voice, language, music, and text intersect. He blends word-games with sound poetry, dub, and jazzoetry. He has performed and published internationally, and has led sound poetry workshops at the Banff Center for the Arts. Kaie is presently working on short fiction and on poems that say goodbye.

Kaie Kellough

Biography

Kaie Kellough is a Montréal writer, performer, and general word-sound systemizer. He is the author of Lettricity (Cumulus Press 2004), and Maple Leaf Rag (Arbeiter Ring Publishing 2010), which was nominated for the Manuela Dias award for book design. Kaie is the voice of one sound recording, Vox:Versus, a suite of conversations between voice and instrument.

Kaie’s print and sound work are underwritten by rhythm and by a desire to dis-and re-assemble language and meaning. Kaie’s work emerges where voice, language, music, and text intersect. He blends word-games with sound poetry, dub, and jazzoetry. He has performed and published internationally, and has led sound poetry workshops at the Banff Center for the Arts. Kaie is presently working on short fiction and on poems that say goodbye.

quittn rhyme

Enlarge poem

blues-bop for kim

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my heels’ll kick
me to the sticks

gypsy
if you ditch me

my heart’ll click
off its tlick

tlock. tlick
tlock.

‘ll seize –
stop.

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my mouth’ll sip
at liquor, ‘ll kiss

a chill glass lip

if you trick me
slick, and skip

my love’ll slip

‘ll dig pains’s pit

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my luck’ll dive
into dolor, into die

if you jive me
spite me
spurn me like vice

you will me to wilt –

a flower blasted by ice

Featured Poem:

dedication to a tan nation

Enlarge poem

anagram permuting the letters of the word ‘dedication’

a tan cat, nice
can coo a canto, a tactic to incite
a tan nation to dance – can dictate a canon
a cannonade, a din

a nice tan cat
can dice
ice a cad
can cite an ace tactic and act

tan, a nice cat
can condition tone
cannonade a note node
to dent a tin edict
to end a NO

nice, a tan cat
can can a din
can dictate, didactic
an idea to incite
tacit action
neat as notation:
notion – idea – edit
notation – edict:

a tan nation
in detention, in need
not dead, incited
not catatonic

a tan nation
can dice on a tactic
cede to action
don tin

indict
and cane
a NO
into:

intent I
and DO.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

quittn rhyme

Enlarge poem

blues-bop for kim

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my heels’ll kick
me to the sticks

gypsy
if you ditch me

my heart’ll click
off its tlick

tlock. tlick
tlock.

‘ll seize –
stop.

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my mouth’ll sip
at liquor, ‘ll kiss

a chill glass lip

if you trick me
slick, and skip

my love’ll slip

‘ll dig pains’s pit

if you quit me
on the quick
split me in a lick

my luck’ll dive
into dolor, into die

if you jive me
spite me
spurn me like vice

you will me to wilt –

a flower blasted by ice

Comments

Your email address will not be published.