On being told my poetry was found in a broken photocopier: another poem for National Poetry Day by Malcolm Guite

by | Oct 1, 2020 | News and reports

And here’s another poem for National Poetry Day, by Malcolm Guite. You can read about how he came to write it here.

On being told my poetry was found in a broken photocopier

My poetry is jamming your machine
It broke the photo-copier, I’m to blame,
With pictures copied from a world unseen.

My poem is in the works -I’m on the scene
We free my verse, and I confess my shame,
My poetry is jamming your machine.

Though you berate me with what might have been,
You stop to read the poem, just the same,
And pictures, copied from a world unseen,

Subvert the icons on your mental screen
And open windows with a whispered name;
My poetry is jamming your machine.

For chosen words can change the things they mean
And set the once-familiar world aflame
With pictures copied from a world unseen

The mental props give way, on which you lean
The world you see will never be the same,
My poetry is jamming your machine
With pictures copied from a world unseen