Monday, 15 February 2010

Ode To An iPod




ODE TO AN iPOD
FOR STEVE JOBS
VIA JOHN KEATS

shuffled heard tracks are sweet
but those anticipated are sweeter yet,
the quietness of time expressed in rhyme,
techno-historian, thou canst shape
a smooth glissando, shiny shiny
i would beg to express thee beauty,
O digital lifestyle, deeper than retail,
autotuned in curlicues of sound,
collapsing time pressured into and
recontextualised into a single frame
with each emotional chord striking
the line between past and present
unregulated by any measurable chronology,
only the unbroken line of rhythm connecting,
i think that i shall never see
a thing as lovely as thy symmetry
until the next generation technology
iPod, therefore i am


A literary journalist in ‘The Observer’ was musing thus, about how Poets once wrote odes to things of beauty, but how they no longer do so. John Keats wrote ‘Ode To A Grecian Urn’ he asserts, but no current poet has written an ‘Ode To An iPod’… well, that was a challenge I just couldn’t wimp out of…!!!

2 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

how many greeks does it take to change the batteries in an ipod?

good stuff - am putting your blog in the sidebar bloglists on my ackworthborn blog

cheers

電影 said...

It's great!!.............................................