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.

Death, be not sad, though some have called thee
Loutish and headstrong, cuz it isn’t so:
You always keep your stereo turned low,
And take some other guy instead of me.
May 1998

I also wrote a poetry program, Authorial Intent.