Poems by Jay J.P. Scott

(Not to be confused with other people named Jay Scott.)

Latest addition: Take a Swan Song and Make It Brighter, added 2 October 2013.

Read my best poems or look to the blue bar on the left. Most of these were originally written for the Daily Whale, my daily joke, epigram, or satirical tidbit. All are short; most are funny; all are formalist (no free verse, other than the odd parody), though some of the forms are alien to tradition.

There’s one birthday that I’m pretty sure pretty much everyone will pretty much forget,
To their regret,
And I don’t mean the day that brash lllama logged in,
No, I mean the real birthday of the real Nash, comma, Ogden,
Than whom no writer wrote less bashfully
Or more Ogden Nashfully.
August 2001

I also wrote a poetry program, Authorial Intent.