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To Christine by Lyn Veryzer

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A poem warning Christine not to waste her time on Spock, who will not love her.

First line: “Brows wing high above the cold dark eye.”

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Vulcan Love Song by Dorothy Jones

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A poem supposedly translated from an old Vulcan language.

This poem is dated approximately 500 Terran years before the Reforms, or circa 300 B.C. The translation endeavours to reproduce the traditional Vulcan stanza with its pairs of eight-syllable lines; the characteristic pattern of assonance is not attempted.

It is not precisely a ni var, but I suspect that it was inspired by the idea.

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Even More Illogical Verses by Sherna Comerford

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

Three more verses, contributed by Sherna Comerford, of “A Most Illogical Song” from Spockanalia.

First line: “I wish that I was Chekov on the bridge,”

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Amok Time by Shirley Meech

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A poem from Spock’s perspective set during “Amok Time”.

First line: “Remember Vulcan, remember home.”

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Star Date: 6721; Condition: Confused by Poul Anderson

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A poem in Kirk’s voice about Spock. A parody of “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer: “I think that I shall never grok / A man as logical as Spock.”

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More Illogical Verses by Devra Michele Langsam and Kathy Bushman

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

Two more verses, contributed by Devra Langsam and Kathy Bushman, of “A Most Illogical Song” from Spockanalia.

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Things Are Seldom What They Seem by Ruth Berman

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A parody of a song from Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore.

First line: “Things are seldom what they seem.”

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The Territory of Rigel by Dorothy Jones

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

“The Territory of Rigel” is a song written by Dorothy Jones. She introduces it as “a piece supposed to have been written by Spock, many years ago.” She describes it as a “Vulcan form called ni var” which “means literally ‘two form’ . . . a piece comparing and contrasting two different things or two aspects of the same thing.” This term would get a nod 35 years later in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Shadows of P’Jem”, as the name of a Vulcan starship.

First line: “Dark and silent”

It’s an interesting exercise, but not to my taste as poetry.

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To a Vulcan by Sherna Comerford

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A poem by Sherna Comerford on Spock’s emotions, or lack thereof. The ending is poignant: “Is life worth this price? / A man-machine would pay no price. / Would die. What logic bids you live?”

First line: “There is a sharing of self,”

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Also to a Vulcan by Devra Michele Langsam

Posted by Tracy Poff on February 2, 2018

A poem by Devra Michele Langsam on loving a Vulcan (Spock, in particular).

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