Theremin Poetry

Posted: 12/11/2005 9:48:19 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Gordon, I'm dubbing you our resident Theremin Poet Laureate! These are fantastic!
Posted: 12/11/2005 4:27:04 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I am very honoured indeed.

Should the urge to rhyme overtake me again, I will be proud to bear the letters TPL after my name. (Pronounced "tupple" - the Gujerati word for a clip around the ear!)

As thanks, here is one in your honour...


There's a new fixation
on every radio station
and in every conversation.
It's a cause for celebration
as an ageing innovation
with a curious machination
and no tonal limitation
has seen the instigation
of a great rejuvenation
as a source of inspiration
for the music of the nations!
My best prognostication
for this wondrous Lev-itation?
Jump with jubilation;
it's World Thereminisation!




Gordon TPL
Posted: 12/11/2005 6:09:42 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

And finally, as I feel poets laureate ought to be controversial figures and I'm in a mischievous mood...


The thereminist Peter Pringle
is sure to make your fingers tingle.
His notes are crisp
as diamond chips.
Also, once he had a hit single.



Gordon TPL
Posted: 12/13/2005 3:47:28 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

It seems I have one more in me...



A Hetero-Sexual Love Song

Oh theremin, my theremin,
you lead me in the ways of sin.
When I penetrate your control zone
and dip my fingers in your ring,
I'll make you groan,
I'll make you sing,
with my aerial fingering.
And when towards your rod I twitch
I'll make your wailing rise in pitch.
And then I'll do much more than this;
sighing,
swooning,
fevered moaning,
ending in post-choral bliss.




Gordon TPL


Posted: 12/21/2005 9:41:14 PM
creativecomponent

From: Indiana, USA

Joined: 12/14/2005

Gordon - There's a site that's having a bit of a poetry contest. Thought you should submit some readings... http://www.coudal.com/verse.php
Posted: 12/22/2005 4:25:21 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Thank you, I will take a look at that.

And here's a link for you. After the turducken comes the River Cottage Ten Bird Roast! http://www.rivercottage.net/video/RC_TBR12.mov

(Also on Veoh (http://veoh.com) at http://appserver.veoh.com/mediaDetails.html?permalinkId=e17372)

Gordon
Posted: 1/1/2006 5:30:57 PM
Travis

From: Ma

Joined: 10/4/2005

theremin poetry is a realy cool idea.
mabey if i get a poetry class this semester i will write some for school.
Posted: 6/3/2006 4:15:20 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

http://home.planet.nl/~boter000/scriptie/eng/mostar.html

Link is to a poem entitled Theremin written by Gerhart Herrmann Mostar in 1927.
Posted: 6/3/2006 9:24:23 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Fantastic!! How did you ever find that?
Posted: 6/3/2006 9:36:37 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

It's quoted several times in 'Theremin: Electronic Music and Espionage.' Mostar attended a concert held by Professor Theremin in 1927 in Berlin, so I believe, and wrote this poem as a response.

I think it's beautiful.

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