A sort-of research based/plagarised poem

Right to light

 

Shall I OUTSOURCE thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more INNOVATIVE:

Rough winds do UNPACK the darling buds of May,

And summer’s LEVERAGE hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the 360-DEGREE THINKING of heaven shines,

And often is his gold HOLISTIC, CRADLE-TO-GRAVE APPROACH dimmed,

And every fair from fair sometime MUST MAKE EFFICIENCY SAVINGS,

By chance, or nature’s changing course AMPLIFIED:

But thy eternal summer shall not EAT THE ELEPHANT ONE BITE AT A TIME,

Nor lose possession of that LOW-HANGING FRUIT thou ow’st,

Nor shall death brag thou MARINATE in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou INCENTIVISE,

So long as men can PUSH THE ENVELOPE, or eyes can STRATEGISE,

So long lives this, and this gives BRAND IDENTITY to thee.

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4 thoughts on “A sort-of research based/plagarised poem

  1. raefonb

    *thumbs up* Did you take some management-speak pamphlet and pluck words from it in a homolingual-translation-y way, or just decide you wanted that type of lexis and choose your own words?

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  2. raefonb

    I should have realised how significant the title was for this piece and looked up ‘right to light’. In terms of what Jonathan said in class about political concepts: I got the gist of what was happening here on my first read. I knew you had deliberately set out to accomplish some kind of statement, I just didn’t know exactly what. Now I think the title is enough of a clue, to be honest (the first Google search results explain it). Most poems involve some unpicking of layers, so it’s not problematic that the meaning isn’t obvious. Shame there weren’t, say, leaflets packed with business jargon related to this particular topic (redevelopment or similar) for you to pluck from – but you’d have been more limited, and these phrases are great haha.

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    1. pjsars Post author

      Thanks Raef, I’m glad you almost got it! I think the jargon could do with going over with a bit more thought. I’ll seek out some property/building related jargon; there are some phrases in this which are a bit weak.

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