Today a cento made of song lyrics and a war between green and yellow in images.
Challenge 23: “Today, we challenge you to honor this idea with a poem based in sound. The poem, for example, could incorporate overheard language. Perhaps it could incorporate a song lyric in some way…”
This gave me an idea that I’ve been harbouring for a while. Charlotte did it first and I remembered. This is my first cento (or collage poem), a poetic form made up of lines from poems by other poets, just that in my case, as Charlotte did it too, every line of the poem is taken from the lyrics of another song.
To make it more fun (oh, what fun I’ve been having this April!), all lines include either the colour yellow or green. The last eight lines are from two songs in which both colours are mentioned in the space of four lines. How convenient.
Why? Because they have been prolifically at war on the way to my beach this Friday, and photos in the gallery below are the proof.
But first a dialogue between yellow and green. How many songs do you know? (Click on a line that you don’t know, links help.)