Day 6 – A-Z Blog Challenge – F



F – Farmyard Fugue

Farmyard Fugue is another of mine and it’s a jargon poem. Jargon poems were introduced to me by Poet and Tutor, Alison Chisholm when I attended her workshops at Swanwick Writer’ Summer School.  The exercise was to take jargon from one subject and use it in another. I think you should be able to spot easily enough which two subjects I chose. It was great fun. Why not try a jargon poem yourself?

Farmyard Fugue was previously published by Reach Magazine and later on the OAPSchat website.




Farmyard Fugue

Black belly sheep
‘baa baa’ in harmony
across Madrigal Meadow
to key signature ‘C.’

Belgian Blue cow moos,
an impromptu solo,
trills triad green pastures,
hooves stamp staccato.

Bourbon red turkey triplets
harmonise alto and tenor,
horns blow perfect pitch
to Moolight Sonata.

Stallion quartet pluck strings,
sweep sticks across cellos,
neigh in unison to finale,
bow heads glissando.


4 thoughts on “Day 6 – A-Z Blog Challenge – F

  1. Anita April 6, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I like this, not tried writing a jargon poem before, might give it try over the weekend.


    • Patricia M Osborne April 6, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      It’s great fun, Anita. I was given it for my homework by Alison Chisholm at Swanwick the year before last. I stayed up all night working on it. lol

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