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World's Longest Poem  

World's Longest Poem

While surfing the net, I recently came across the world's longest poem.


Ever thought of who wrote the longest poem in literature?

If yes, I give you your answer.

World's longest poem in English literature is written by Nigel Tomm who is a writer and artist.

Here's an excerpt from the first page:

Blah me. Blame you.
Blah you. About you. You blame me. Blah you.

I blah as you or blah by blah,
You know. You blah. You blah it out of blah.
Blah blah. Blah blah.

His book "The Blah Story, Volume 8" consists of one poem which contains 98,728 words, 449,441 characters (with spaces), 23,161 lines, 728 pages. This becomes the longest published poem in English. The poem is called 'My Blah Story'. The book was published in February 9, 2008.

Intrigued, I searched more about this incredible author. Nigel Tomm is a writer/artist who time and again pushes the limitations of literature. His novel "The Blah Story" is a clear example of that.


"The Blah Story" is based mostly with sturdy beat with over usage of the word 'blah'.

Isn’t this really interesting? Have you ever imagined writing a poem more than 1000 words? And think of this incredible author sweating over writing a poem almost 1,00,000 words long.

Other known long poem "Pieces of Hope" by Patrick Huet, has nearly 7,600 verses written on a roll of fabric that stretches to almost one kilometer. The poem is not published. Other really long poems were written by ancient Persia or India poets and an example is, Mahabharata.

So here’s your turn. Don’t shy away from sharing your longest piece of poetry with me. I’d be pleased!

14 comments

  1. vishesh  

    lol :P I am going to go after that record then ;)

  2. mahesh  

    hey dear where do u get such info...........
    need bpo jobs without a single rupee!!!!!!!! a genuine job from home.

    Work from home

  3. Anonymous  

    i loved it

  4. Anonymous  

    The world's longest English poem is not 'The Blah Story, Volume 8'. It is 'Oleander Smile', published by LuLu (www.LuLu.com). The poem is huge: 40,040 lines long! No other published english poem since the 11th century comes close, not even Nigel Tomm's.

  5. Anonymous  

    I think you will find my poem..THE JAW is longer than that, My poem is over 100.000 words long and all rhymes. My now published book(lulu.com)is a story, not just loads of poems chucked into a book, Check out lulu.com for more K.A.SHAW

  6. harry/onedirection@famemail.co.uk  

    hello children, i am harry from onedirection.

  7. harry/onedirection@famemail.co.uk  

    hello children, i am harry from onedirection.

  8. Paul Simpson  
    This comment has been removed by the author.
  9. Anonymous  

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  10. Sachio Ko-yin  

    I quote the above comment, and double it. Blah.

  11. William Smith  

    I can't speak as these alleged poems on Lulu.com. And I doubt if you can call Blah a poem. However, Spenser's Fairie Queen at 35,000 lines plus (three times the length of Paradise Lost)is probably the longest significant poem in English. Lydgate's Troy Book and Fall Of Princes are also of significant length.

  12. Unknown  

    Lydgate's Fall of Princes is the longest English poem at over 44, 000 lines, closely followed by Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene at 36, 000 plus lines!

  13. Anonymous  

    Beyond The Ocean
    It’s time
    For me to go
    It’s a shame I couldn’t stay
    Now I have to go
    So off I set
    In my boat
    Sailing
    Into the unknown

    The ocean
    No one knows where it goes
    When one can no longer stay
    They must go
    And journey
    Into the ocean
    Where no one returns

    The perilous sea
    No one can go back
    Some go there with time
    Some, forcefully
    In the end
    We all go
    Beyond the ocean
    Peacefully
    Or ruefully

    Ocean
    So blue
    Where we ride the waves
    To where no one knows

    Where I go now
    Some say a paradise
    Some say hell
    It doesn’t matter where I go now
    Because the land behind me
    Got bored of me
    And threw me away into the
    Great
    Blue
    Sea

    Heaven
    Hell
    It doesn’t matter
    I’ll cross the ocean and into the next
    Where i’ll one day meet land
    And then probably do it again

    Endless blue
    Where will you take me?
    Is it my first or my last?
    Don’t cast me aside just yet
    Let me reach land
    Repeat from step one
    Or just stay
    Who knows?

    I’ll go to a place of no return
    And one day meet you again
    So just you wait
    For the day we meet
    Again

    Beyond the ocean

  14. Anonymous  

    hi

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