Early Works:

A Villains’ Hell

When John Pat first discovered the various types of poetic forms, he began experimenting with them in what might be called traditional ways. It was only must later did he hit upon the idea of an electric poetry. A poetry he said would be charged with what he called material energies.

A Villains’ Hell

(some pre electric poet trapped in the form of a VILLANELLE)


I’m glad I didn’t throw it all away

nor walk direct the Inniskeen Road

knowing not what it was I had to say


made my mysteries in computer play

whiled away hermeneutic code

I’m glad I didn’t throw it all away


My own remote mas alla stray

a technical yet moribund abode

Knowing not what it was I had to say


I learned to sit and fetch yet stay

outside a poetry standbye mode

I’m glad I didn’t throw it all away


worn finally to enter the fray

upon the learning stages that I strode

that line of knowing; how to pray


and learn to live my time today

beyond a subtle branching node

I’m glad I didn’t throw it all away

Knowing not what it was I had to say