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