Jeff Bagato

“All Gonch” text poems

From Jeff Bagato

“The text poems are new work using a vocabulary limited to words invented from the nonsense phrase “All Gonch.” It’s an attempt to create a new language, imagining also the culture behind it through the shape and structure of the words, that might arise after the death of the current (American) culture and language.”

 

Gallonchan

An lo gallonchan angalla
nach gon ganochonall achona nanall
lagan, lagan nachonach
aglonanaal nag halloc canngah
llonal nac con loganna nalon
ca nahona alanach annga
nacha chanollachanag anchol nahol
allanch gaan cohonna naga nal
oncha naganach hac collonol gah
lachonac nach lan gonalla
lanna, lanna hancal acnol
an lo gallonchan angalla
congallancha nach chol na nol
lagal alla cohonal cach hogac
chol llonaana clocachan hagal hoh
ac aganallach nollanch null nagon
nach ongallon och lon hollanaan coh

 

Anc Nochal, Anch Angollach

nag nannallach nol chana choc ancal ogonnach
chonal nonallaga anchol aglonca lacah holan
honachan anlollo noc achala holnaganal gol gaan
anchallanao chaan colhag nach nanal ongoc
cholhanna conn clacho logal anchoc aglal
llanach aglach nong nalla hocnal golanc
noc holac cagnalloc olca chonlan nalana chao
callona anchanallach naganall aclan hoch hol
llanag gan goc haglanna noch nogal anlalla
lo chaclon hocannach gongaal nag ahonnac
allag glacallach glancol oncallah nanchonall
hoc anchnal ancallanach lon gan
nanallacha hangan lonal gon cahal anhnal

 

Llanach Ang Ganallah

Can hal ach lon chonollach
Nach lalla gaan aglannach loc conloch
Gal galolla canhal nag hanlanach,
Cholanalloch haggah conh hallana nanol calol
Anglanal, nochlanol caagal choc ongah
Clanallach holnag nonnagah challon noch hol,
Hoch, llona gnaag colhal aglan,
Gonnlanallach ach cognallan nach gnacanal
anchol hagana canlag gal hoclan
An colh halcon agnallan hognach clanga,
Anonga, anonga, choc claanal gaglach col
Nog llanach agnallanach hoch callah concal
Cahal goc anh clanal cogach hal,
Llanaga nonallanach achlag conh gaanloch
Onachan ananga colhal canlach
Haganallah collag gonh noch hol
Chocna ganoc gnoc honah
Anca, longa noch longa halgannoch achonal
An lo connahag, an lo nollanoch,
An lol onallanag, coh hal chan go

 

Ganchanallach Anchon Naalano

Coh hallan angana clochal nagallana hancho
Nanlachan aglanal connol hoc hagganallach
Anlach hognal noch anchallan ag-haglah
Chocanlan hagallan anlanac alganca nog alla
Lanallanal nonnon nag caanoch och hallagan
Canca canca annol naolanog nanal gaan colh
Choh aloc nanach hochana conhagach allonaga
Nogallana canhallach anlog clach hohan hocal
Clagnanog aglannocha conca nagonallona clonnag
Lo callaganoch, lo chaconnag lo naganallonal
Achla coh naglah angan glocaanol glach
Nolla cahoca nachanach alonganach hallona
Canlaag hocnal nag choocan goolnallanah
Nonah agnoc anchon clonag colh hochona
Glogaanon hanca gongallanach chohalh calh hoc ang
Achon hoc nallonag hongan coagalonach angan hocnal
Agallanach chogaach honal nallanal olnag coh colhalla
Noganallach chacona aglanc onoanag gonallan
Haghal calocah haggah alganag noch ogalh
Ollaganag cogaan hogan nag nonallah algaach

 

 

BIO

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. His text and visual poetry has appeared in many journals including Empty Mirror, Otoliths, Ex Ex Lit, The New Post Literate, Gold Wake Live, and Angry Old Man. Short fiction has recently appeared in Gobbet and The Colored Lens. His published books include Savage Magic (poetry), and The Toothpick Fairy (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.wordpress.com.

 

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