Poems by Jay J.P. Scott

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

Latest addition: Reality Star Adultery, added 2 January 2022.

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.

How doth the little neutron bomb
Improve its fission yield,
And pour the waters of its heart
Across the killing field.

How brilliantly it scores the sky,
How neatly fells the thrush,
As if it heard our hopelessness
And tried to beat the rush.
February 2012

I also wrote a poetry program, Authorial Intent.