Accident? Parody? Double-speak? (Tribute to John Cage?)
As some of you may know, I’ve been experimenting with audio versions of poems. Here’s one that happened accidentally. I originally linked it to With Real Toads, which had a prompt of self-parody of one’s own poetic style, since it arose from my fascination with villanelles. ( Everyone’s there was super clever and funny by the way – check them out!)
Then dVerse Poets Pub had a wonderful prompt on the modern, posted by the brilliant poet Charles Miller. And, frankly, the Sixties – which this sound poem focuses on seems to be as modern as I will get tonight.
So here goes. FYI, John Cage is a very cool modern composer, one of whose most famous pieces is 4’33″ (pronounced “4 minutes and 33 seconds”) which consists of three movements of silence. (All instruments are instructed to keep quiet.)
This is not silent! And it does give a picture of facets of modern life i.e. (i) multi-tasking, (ii) low-tech meeting higher tech, and (iii) minds getting stuck in grooves. So, give it a click!poetry, Uncategorized, villanelle comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.