Pug Poetry

Ernst Jandl, an Austrian experimental poet influenced by Dada, wrote the following poem, “Ottos Mops,” or “Otto’s Pug,” in which the only vowel used is o.  As you’ll no doubt notice, it’s written in German. The fun of the poem is in the hearing, so go to audiopoetry and listen to Jandl’s rendition.

Ottos Mops

ottos mops trotzt

otto: fort mops fort

ottos mops hopst fort

otto: soso

otto holt koks

otto holt obst

otto horcht

otto: mops mops

otto hofft

ottos mops klopft

otto: komm mops komm

ottos mops kommt

ottos mops kotzt

otto: ogottogott

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One response to “Pug Poetry

  1. Drax

    Fair is fair

    SHE DEFIES US. FOR DEFYING THE LORD HUMUNGOUS, I PROMISE, I PROMISE YOU, NO ONE GETS OUT OF HERE ALIVE.

    (wails, rain, clashing music, terrible faces)

    Somewhere: the pug sits hungry in a white kitchen (but no one cares)

    Here: the boy kicks a ball and the skies open (children flee)

    Nowhere: “DEAR EDITOR. I MUST PROTEST YOUR OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION THAT CHARLES DICKENS NEVER EXISTED. AS A MATTER OF FACT I HAD LUNCH WITH HIM LAST WEEK.”

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