Chimera Song Mosaic
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
The poem you are looking for that belongs to that line of January 18th is Sylvia Plath's "Daddy."
You know that NPR thing where they get those music nerds to guess the tune in the style of some famous composer? ("Mary Had a Little Lamb" a la Chopin.)Well, I can handle the demo tune, but not the style--I am so musically naive that I would never even imagine being able to guess the tunes and styles of the real contests. Where do they get these guys? And why don't they host these contests for poetry nerds? Maybe I could do that. Like Frost in the style of Sexton?
That's my new gig. Next time I'll write one. I still haven't thought this through.