PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
Mark FordLetters And So It Goes
Letters from Young Mr Grace
(aka John Ashbery)

(PN Review 239)
Henry Kingon Toby Martinez de las Rivas
(PN Review 244)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Tim Parksin conversation with Natalia Ginzburg
(PN Review 49)
Next Issue Colm Toibin on Thom Gunn's Letters Allice Hiller and Sasha Dugdale in conversation David Herman on the life of Edward W. Said Jena Schmitt on Hope Mirrlees Brian Morton: Now the Trees
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
PNR 250 Poetry Archive Banner
PN Review New Issue

This poem is taken from PN Review 71, Volume 16 Number 3, January - February 1990.

Ve Ejog Boi Roger Moss

omij to jondewbewfay
franfia lecawnew

Ejogs livin ejros inner munxt ve ded livs vey ar brarnish ter lukat n av ardly eny legs but vey ar not vat smorl sos wotchew yewjely sees jussa russaling inve livs lika eepov erf cumin tove sirfis n not mudj els

Vey av ard brisuls orlova n ril spoiky wuns onver baks widjar sharpus nidls

Vey rowl up inner bawl f veyar atact aw frytent n nufn cun gerat vem seenas vey done unrowl agen n til woteva it wosaz gonner way

Vey done kil enifink sfaras oi no fact ver rilly shoi n loikit bes f ver lefferlown snifin ebowt ordozin inner bawl

Oi done no wot vey it but oi sposits wurmsnslugs-ncatapilowsnfinks orlsew vey dolik asosserov milk oiverd

Few cadj soit ov n ejog nira too yewcan seevat vey gora longlil snat orlwis wiglin ebowt n lukin fe finks n too toiny shoiny lil ois

Vey done smel nois but vey ava nois smoil a lil toofy pryvet smoil zif vey erda gud jowk n a stil finkin ebowtit

Oiv sin ejogs cwy erfew toims n wuns oi sor sum nirar ows t noit a ol famly vey ad fre lil boibis wivem rilly toiny scutlin elon in ve darknus beyind ver mumendad

Ter lukat vem ver rilly funy arf piglit arf tawtoys n arf pincushn midad ses

But vey ar partov nache juslikus n oi spos vey wer maid by gard juslikus vo gard nos wy

Vey ar juslikus orlsew avin unger n famlis n dyin but vey donav cworils aw owsis aw darnsin aw ve sak

Vesar ve fax ebowt ejogs sfaras oi no

Oi done rilly no vat mudj ebowt em n oi ant orlvat mudj tosoi but oi dew pintsem cwy erlot

Oiv bin pintin vem frawoil n spracanin em eniwar vers a spois

Searching, please wait... animated waiting image