a hypertext poem by Peter Howard
IntroductionBack is an illustrated hypertext poem. To read it, click the link at the bottom of this page. You might want to read this introduction first, though.
Each section of the poem is shown separately. To move from one section to another, click any one of the three links below the text and illustration. The link you choose determines the path you follow through the poem, and each link word gives a clue to what might follow. If you click on the Back link you'll return to this page.
Sometimes you may see a section of the poem you've already read. This is supposed to happen - the poem is partly about juxtapositions, and a section may read differently depending on what you've read before.
At the bottom of the screen you will see an indication of roughly how much of the poem you've read on your current visit.
Warning!Some of the text and images may be unsuitable for children. There are a couple of naughty words, and a few mildy rude pictures. More importantly, there are one or two unpleasant verses and images.
AcknowledgementsText copyright Peter Howard.
The images have been gleaned from various places, and I have attempted to ensure that I have any necessary permissions to reproduce them here. I have no wish to infringe anyone's copyright: if there is an image that should be attributed and isn't, or that shouldn't be here at all, please let me know. Where the source of the image is known, it it displayed whenever the image itself appears. The sources include: