Sunday, June 11, 2006

Dawno Generates a Vogon Poem Masterpiece

A recent post on Fireflies in the Cloud: The New and Improved Blog of Matt Dinniman references a much commented upon post on Making Light about the city of Minneapolis sponsoring poetry readings in their muni busses and light-rail trains. Most agree that it's A Bad Idea(tm).

In the comments section of Matt's blog d.t.kelly brings up Vogon Poetry. "Ah," I say to myself, "I know where one can generate their very own Vogon poetry! I shall post mine." Thus the following work of Great Art was created.

See, see the Introspective sky
Marvel at its big orange depths.
Tell me, Matt do you
Wonder why the warthog ignores you?
Why its foobly stare
makes you feel disgusted.
I can tell you, it is
Worried by your pufflubby facial growth
That looks like
A jam.
What's more, it knows
Your puce potting shed
Smells of tree frog.
Everything under the big Introspective sky
Asks why, why do you even bother?
You only charm limburger cheeses.

Vogon Poetry Generator from the BBC.

P.S., There's actually a Technorati Tag for Vogon Poetry!



Zonk said...


That would actually compare favorably with some I've seen in a certain Poetry forum that shall remain nameless. O.o

Scary thought... ;-}


Matt D. said...

It took me a second to remember what, exactly, "Vogon Poetry" was. I hadn't read that book in ages.

Though the poetry is quite brilliant. You might want to submit it to

Laurie said...

Vogon poetry! My favorite!

Andy said...

Total tangent.
I came across this and though it was about time you had something from a nicer publisher on your site.

Dawno said...

Zonk, you will note, I don't visit poetry forums or sites very often. I am not a poet and do not ever hope to be one.

Thank you Matt, I think I shall.

Laurie, you're obviously a woman of taste.

Andy, what a completely wonderful "open letter"

I will blog about this very soon!