Written for: Miz Quickly, September
How about a little mash-play this weekend?
You’ll need two source texts. I’m suggesting you use the verses of two songs, one with an elevated or spiritual tone and the other–not. Join them by alternating phrases or words or entire lines, or any combination. You can constrain yourself to keep the order as in the sources or allow yourself all manner of fast-and-loose behavior. Play it as it lays, or revise revise.
Let us know your sources, and if you feel like it, a little of your process.
Autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
wouldn’t it be nice to live together?
It’s just a waiting game,
from May to September.
In these few precious days,
I wish that every kiss was never ending
in these golden days, I say,
we could be married, or keep pretending.
(I used words from September, by Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown,
mixed in with Wouldn’t It Be Nice, by the Beach Boys)