Art Poems

Perspective of Eight Designs for Churches, with Plan

Perspective of Eight Designs for Churches by Joseph Gandy, showing designs by John Soane

Art, architecture, music – long the attention of the poet’s lyrical wax. Naturally, I’m no exception. And of course, lots of poems about poems, because every artform is in love with itself.

        Poems about Architecture:

Aerialatrix

Arch-Angels

A Bout with a Snout

Brutalism

Building Slump

Constructivism

Dramatic Tension

The Engineers’ Plot

Falling Standards

Follow Your Nosings

Ghetto

Guttersprites

In Praise of ‘The Leaf’

Moody Lintels

Musings on the Nature of Hadrian’s Wall

Parable of Architecture

Poet’s Corny

Resurgam

Roofus

Sashes & Splashes

Sluff

Sorry, Elizabeth

The Tower of Pisa

Upward Spiral

Vaguely Georgian

        Poems about Design:

Aves Unblazoned

Dusty Jackets

A Malady of Arms

Graven Images

Mercator’s Projection (A Requiem)

Poster Apocalypse

Purple Haze

Too Many Mugs

Train-Sporting

Twopenneth Worth

Vexillologically Vexed

Your False True-Colours

        Poems about Ideas & Criticism:

1% Inspiration

Æsthangelist

The Bland & The Brutal

Bletherskites

Bluesless Blues

Challenging & Worthy

The Critic’s Lament

Golden Ages Last For Ages

The High Cost of Knowledge

Make Your Damn Bed !

Miscellany

Piratez Moi

There is no Canon

Those Who Can’t

Trust Nobody

Turner Churners

The Uncarved Block

Versificator Regis

White Mice & Black Rats

        Poems about Literature:

After the Third War

Adle Strop

The Bard & I

Bright Satanic Mills

By George

The Confession of Giulietta de’ Cappelletti

Conjure-Less

Five Loaves & Two Red Fishes

Flimsy were the Borogroves

Frontispiece

An Ideal Crony

Katya

The Layman of Shalott

Literary Voices

Lullaby


More than a Footnote

My First Imperial Adventure

Necessary Narcissism

Poet’s Corny

Posy Prosy

Prithee, Sirrah ?

Punctilagogaloquociatude

The Raggèd-Rouser Novelist

The Rose & The Nightingale


Sex & Death

Sluff

Tick-Tock, Writer’s Block

Verses in Hades

Versificator Regis

The Voice Speaks

Waifs & Fodder

A Waste of a Good Violin

        Poems about Media:

And now, Here is the News

April Howlers

Bletherskites

Breaking the News

Compulsory Mechanical Licence

Dusty Jackets

Footnote

Heroic Verse

The High Cost of Knowledge

Index of First Lines

Matinee Angels

Mutiny on the Waves

News Snooze Cues Muse Schmooz

Newzak

Papyrichor

A Recipe for Iron Gall Ink

RKO

The Shape of the Pear

The Spoils of Verse

Static

Subscription

“Tell me more of this Earth thing called kissing”

Vanity by Numbers

        Poems about Music:

Acid Verse

After the Aftermath

All the Best Tunes

Between the Grooves

Bluesless Blues

Christmas Bells

Compulsory Mechanical Licence

Con Occhi Aperti

Concerto for Air Guitar

Deep & Meaningless

Delay Pedal

Desert Island Diss

Eyebrow Stroking

Falling Standards

Fillers

A God-Awful Small Affair

Halal Hammer

Hickory Sticks

Instrumental

The Knobs Turn Both Ways

The Long Long Chord

Losing my Wretchedness

The Merchantman Shanty

Mutiny on the Waves

My Mind, She Runs

None Shall Speak

One, Two, Three, Dead

ONE two THREE four

Oscillations

The Power of the Ballad

Purple Requiem

Rock Pocks

Rocket Roll

Sheep Mayn’t Safely Graze

Silicon Sideman

A Song for the Songless

Soundtracks to the Revolution

Squeal For Me

Static

That Old Old Song

Te Deum

Three Minute Pop

Too Fast

Triet

A Trip to the Country

Tuneless

Unstarted Symphony

Unsung

When Your Song is Sung

        Poems about Painting & Sculpture:

The Clone of Beauty

Graven Images

Green Park Gallery

Guttersprites

Heavy Canvas

Mercator’s Projection (A Requiem)

Plinth-Posers

Poster Apocalypse

The Scream

Sunflower Saviour

Sunnis & Cartoonies

Throats

The Uncarved Block

Vanity

        Poems about Poetry:

Alphabet Soup

Calling All Stations

Circle Lines

The Click

Convergent Resonance

The Curse of the Couplets

Deep & Meaningless

Dry Rot

Epistophile

Epitaph

Et Ego in Ego

Eyebrow Stroking

First Eight Lines of a Sonnet

Footnote

Fractured Metre

Graduation Poem

Hashtag You’re It

Heroic Verse

How to Recite Right

Index of First Lines

Lost Quotations

Lurkers

Metres by the Foot

Middle Class Decline

My Mind, She Runs

narrative conflict

Necessary Narcissism

Night Shift

No Biography

Oh, this again…

The Old Poet to the Young

Oriental Droppings

Overwrought & Undercooked

Part-Time Poet

Poesy Posers

The Poet’s Almagnac

Poet’s Corny

Poetic Truth

The Poetry Competition of my Dreams

Proem to a Poem

Scanning the Last Word of Lines

Set My Verses Free !

Sex & Death

The Shape of the Pear

Some Things Are Beyond Rhyming

The Spoils of Verse

State of the Art

Terminator Traitor

Through a Dark Glassly

Transient Verses

Tuneless

Uncoupled

Unvolted

Vanity by Numbers

The Verse That Goes Like This

Verses in Hades

Versificator Regis

The Voice Speaks

Writers’ Block, Writers’ Block

Z for Zen

        Poems about Theatre:

After the Third War

By George !

Curtain Call

Challenging & Worthy

Dramatic Tension

The Gods of Melodrama

Penwith Smith

Pips in the Slips

Stagehand Biog

An Ideal Crony

None Shall Speak

Pips in the Slips

Prithee, Sirrah ?

Stagehand Biog

A Waste of a Good Violin