…a form outlined by Queneau. A ‘quennet’ to his followers.
It starts with 3 sets of noun phrases on one line, followed by a
single one on the second line.
Repeat 3 times. (6 lines)
Then 7 lines of 1 – 5 syllables,
a final 2 line sequence of 3 noun phrases on one line
and a final one on the last line. These must incorporate words from
the first set, but in new combination.
dense pea-soupers dripping condensation wheezing chest
cold stethoscope smoky pipe nosy neighbour
headscarfed curlers Redemption Hymnal pigswill bucket
bludgeoned to death
a screaming child
kind old man
dense preaching smoky Hellfire cold Redemption