Gordon wrote poems throughout his life, but they gradually disappeared into his paintings. Here is why in his own words from an article in the Danish art magazine Spektrum in 1989:

“Where words break up fall apart, or better still, turn transparent, is where a painter can begin. But watch your step! This is the place where words  perish and nothing can be. I have let my poems disappear into my painting, a deliberate decision, basically they were messages from a painter’s brain, their destination the soundless. “The soundlessness of painting” – a glimpse into the meditative dialectic”

In spite of their destiny here are a few Selected poems