Ode to The Best I Ever Had

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Cassandra Gillig mashes up Frank O'Hara's 1957 Ode to Joy (read in 1966?) with Drake's 2009 Best I Ever Had:

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The whole thing:

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More here, featuring this quote from Gillig:

I don’t want the “mash-ups” I’m posting to be seen as even remotely irreverent. I think that pop music has a way of capturing our emotions in their most palatable form & placing pop songs behind poems can guide us incorrectly or correctly but I’m hoping I’m going in a correct direction. Beyond that, I think the musicality of these poets is often ignored & we so often forget that poetry can exist beyond the page.

Channeling his inner pop star in Drake's direction, O'Hara wrote in Personism that

As for measure and other technical apparatus, that's just common sense: if you're going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. There's nothing metaphysical about it.

On Gillig's Dumb Poetry Blog, listen to Wale Carlos Williams, Richard Brautigan and Mariah Carey, Dana Ward & Katy Perry, …

[Tip of the hat to Mac McLemore]

 

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