The Morrissey the More I forget!

The trouble with
This Charming Man when
trying to write poetry
listening to your iPod
at the same time

is that there is no Joy
Division in the New Order
of The Beautiful South;

The Morrissey
the more I forget
all my Stevie Wonder thoughts
come to nought;

I feel like The Jam on
a Jimmy Cliff sandwich;
my words Wither like Bill;
tears Weller in my eyes like Paul;

If I knew The Cure
I would Johnny Cash in all
my words
for one minute
with or without

© Copyright D. Archer October 2011 

This poem is also called “The curse of trying to write Poetry when listening to your iPod at the same time”, it’s like a driving your car and trying to do your ironing at the same time, impossible for me anyway..

Still waiting


Today just seems to be one of those days when every song on my iPod stops me in my tracks and demands my attention. As a music lover I couldn’t wish for more but as for a productive afternoon I’ll just have to write it off as research.

Anyone for a shuffle?

Words by Morrissey. Doodle © D. Archer. August 2013

I found you on my iPod

What Difference Does It Make?
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

How Soon Is Now?
Shakespeare’s Sister
Girlfriend in a Coma
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

Bigmouth Strikes Again
Sheila Take a Bow
Sweet and Tender Hooligan

This Charming Man
Hand in Glove
I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish

William, It Was Really Nothing
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

© Copyright D. Archer October 2011

I pressed shuffle on my iPod and copied out the track listings. Who said poetry is hard? Actually when you have the words of a Musical genius like Morrisey to play with you are always onto a winner. Each of these songs is crammed with beautiful language, imagine the found poem you could do with those?