As Is What Was is a collection of poems created with no thought at all. None. There is no control over grammar, sound, rhythm, idea, or anything really. Why? I thought it would be fun. Is it insane? Absolutely.
I believe at this juncture I have begun to run out of meaningful words
I wonder if Shakespeare just spat sounds and rolled with it
Did he unclench his jaws and stretch it in twenty thousand weird ways
Until Anne told him he was frightening the children?
In all fairness, I don’t think any greatness should be assigned to him for coming up with words
Wee babes do it every day and weeing alcoholics every night
It’s easy to make up stuff. I mean, that’s what got Bara Aljus in trouble in the first place.
Exactly. What is great is that entire generations were convinced to use these words
Some mad advertisement for the English language
Just how many people had to explain themselves while talking to someone else then?
No wonder the word ‘pardon’ spiked in the early 1600s
Sure, the fellow or the concept of him (however you wish to prescribe your theories) was brilliant
For his generation. Although I do wonder how many focus groups and product placing he had to reckon with
Sure, he has influence but his content wasn’t that rich