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.

Speak now, or forever hold your gall,
  Squirming down within,
Sun-hot and as busy as a mall,
  Fervent as a sin,
Steadfast as the bullet-spattered wall
  Outside your fortress keep
Where your enemies are put beyond recall.
  When you hear the beep
Speak now or forever hold your call.
August 2007

I also wrote a poetry program, Authorial Intent.