All I Heard Was Buzzing Drone – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Poetics and looking at the use of a thesaurus and has invited us to write a poem using words from a set of lists she has prepared.

My choice of words from the list – bellow, drone, clamour, jingle, honeyed, dribble, blabber, cackle.

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“Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen.” Bob Edwards

All I heard Was Buzzing Drone

A crowd would gather to hear him bellow,
though mostly all I heard was buzzing drone
above the clamour of the over excited crowd,
who were all aquiver at his feeble gob-shite.

Though mostly all I heard was buzzing drone,
they were agog at his jingle ridden offering,
who were all aquiver at his feeble gob-shite,
all honeyed to capture the mindless swarm.

They were agog at his jingle ridden offering,
a trojan horse, bereft, all blabber and cackle,
all honeyed to capture the mindless swarm
who were eager to swallow his sugary dribble.

A trojan horse, bereft, all blabber and cackle
above the clamour of the over excited crowd,
who were eager to swallow his sugary dribble,
a crowd would gather to hear him bellow.


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55 responses to “All I Heard Was Buzzing Drone – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A pantoum’s repetition was the right choice for the blabber and cackle.

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  2. Ain

    Haha! Don’t we know it! Superb….And it really, really fits the first over the pond and the other right here at home. Wonderfful and most suitable.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Haha … the repetitions in your poem sounded exactly like a ‘stateman’s’ speech …

    Liked by 4 people

  4. This is is not a pantoum.
    This is a 💥pan-BOOM💥

    Liked by 4 people

  5. I loved the repetitions used here,this looks like a new form to me..should try it out! 🙂

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  6. well done with the word usage and the pantoum for a pontificating politician- these lines really stick!
    “all honeyed to capture the mindless swarm”

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  7. It’s the crowd “all aquiver at his feeble gob-shite” that horrifies me. On its own, feeble gob-shite is harmless.

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  8. I agree with Ivor — your poem echoes the emptiness of a politicians speech….

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  9. Nice pantoum, Paul! I’m not sure whether you are talking about your leader, or ours…

    Liked by 1 person

  10. perfect form for the repetitive drone of the populist liar… (there are too many who gather crowds, to be amused not realizing that they really are abised)

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  11. The image that comes to mind is Ferdinan the Bull bellowing and scratching his feet! Perhaps we need a few matadors! Well done, Paul. It is the same here in the States!

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  12. sanaarizvi

    A most splendid Pantoum, Paul 😀 I especially like; “all honeyed to capture the mindless swarm who were eager to swallow his sugary dribble.” 💝💝

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  13. Well….you had me with the Bob Edwards quotation!
    Hope you’ll consider joining us today at dVerse LIVE…it’s Thursday’s OLN so just go to the site at 3 PM or between 3 and 4 PM Eastern time (Boston time) and there’s easy directions and just a link to click on. Some folks come and read aloud…others just come to listen. Would love to have you join us. I’m hosting…so consider this a personal invitation!

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  14. Well done. But sadly, you have captured the spirit of too many of those who think they rule the world, and of those who follow them.

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  15. sadly too true, the Pantoum is ideal for the refrains of hopeless dribble that mindless ppl absorb all too readily 😦

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  17. Charis Counselling

    Fantastic pantoum

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