Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Semi-Intelletcual Property

Dear cat-whom-I'd-like-to-copy,

First of all, punk ass bitch stole my idea!

But really, this month's issue of Harpers has a lot to say about plagiarism and artistic appropriation. Medievalist pea thinks the idea of original literature is BS; however, pea with friends who are working poets and artists feels protective of their marketable property. Harpers has much to say from both sides of the fence. In the spirit of honoring yet not really saying anything interesting about the debate, here is my own tribute, based on a poetic model that fans of pea will no doubt recognize.




Brown Branch

I rarely notice...

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things.

I am not...

...

...?

S o m e t h i n g

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happened.

Once.

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Yawn.

...

...

I think I am...

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hanging?

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Hungry.

3 comments:

pea in a pod said...

I'm stealing it. It's so mine. Finders, keepers; losers, weepers.

pea in a pod said...

It's already yours, silly pea!

Important question: if "Yellow Ball" is read aloud in the dog voice, what kind of voice do we use to read this one? Some cross between Eeyore and a stoned hippie?

pea in a pod said...

YES! Perfect voice. Or some kind of slooooooowed down dog voice. Wish I could add some audio here of what I think this might sound like...