Vogon poetry is poetry written by the Vogons, an alien race in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a novel written by Douglas Adams. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Vogon poetry is described as the third worst poetry in the universe, behind the Azgoths of Kria, and poetry by Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings, which was destroyed during the demolition of Earth in the novel. When read, Vogon poetry is meant to sound absolutely awful. You can even say that Vogon poems are riddled with cacophonies. Vogon poems often consist of made up words and gibberish that are quite unpleasant to the ears.
The video that I am sharing with you is an excerpt from the film adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which features a Vogon reciting its poem. The poem is certainly awful.
Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. London: Pan, 1979. Print.
British Broadcasting Corporation. “BBC Online – Cult – Hitchhiker’s – Guide – Poetry.” BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation. Web. 12 Feb. 2012. .
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Prod. Douglas Adams. Perf. Steve Pemberton. Buena Vista Pictures, 2005. Film. Youtube. Youtube, 19 Mar. 2009. Web. 12 Feb. 2012. .