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0.9 Poems

Missed Day 24 of NaPoWriMo.  I didn’t start writing till late and finished something by midnight.  So posting it today.  Day 24 prompt was to “write a parody or satire based on a famous poem.”  I had come across Aram Saroyan‘s poetry just in last couple of months and read about how his one word poem “lighght” created controversy.  He is known for his minimalist and concrete poetry.  Though, I am drawn to haiku and minimalism (yes I even like some of Philip Glass’ work, especially the ‘qatsi’ trilogy), thought this would be a good way to write some parody or satire making light of this work.  So for this prompt, I picked Saroyan’s nine poem.  In process of writing, I read and re-read some of the poems and actually started seeing different meanings and nuances.  So this might be mix of parody and admiration.  Each of mine is preceded by Saroyan’s original in parentheses.

.1
(sky
every
day)

dew
leaf
drops

.2
(a
dish
of
irish
setter)

a
plate
of
Lady
Di

.3
(I crazy).

def crazy.

.4
(room now
door Humphrey
Bogart)

.4a
temple pick
fight Amitabh
Bachchan

.4b
I have
ma Shashi
Kapoor

.4c
sleep child
else Gabbar
Singh

.5
(    pagne
 cham.
)

    nation
car.

.6
(j;u;n;g;l;e)

.6a
l.o.v.e

.6b
m:e:t:r:o:p:o:l:i:s

.7
(car swerves
injures 11;
driver held)

car speeds
nothing happens;
driver leaves

.8
(seek
air
tragedy
bodies)

oxygen
bars
rich
parties

.9
(wind     oil    to
 blows    out    sea)

no         trade   great   show
dishonesty deal    than    details

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