#NaPoWriMo Day 21: International Love with Wordplay

a collage of Starry Night by Van Gogh and cut outs from Arabian Nights illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931)

Starry Art Deco Arabian Nights (2020) collage and photo by Maria L. Berg

When Maya and I first started Artifact Puzzles, she had the idea of creating a series of smaller puzzles that went together into a large puzzle. She made prints of these beautiful illustrations to Arabian Nights, but even as small puzzles, the dpi of the images wasn’t high enough, so we moved on to other ideas.

As a person who loves stickers and art, I still have those original prints and found a fun use for them today. Since my sister and mother both recently did my Starry Night puzzle (and both complimented the difficulty and the shapes); I had it on my mind.

The prompts

A to Z Challenge

rallentando – gradually getting slower
ritard – gradually get slower
rubato – (robbed) flexibility in the speed of certain parts of composition

NaPoWriMo

Prompt: Find a poem in a language that you don’t know, and perform a “homophonic translation” on it.

Today’s resource Poetry International

I would like to visit Indonesia, so I chose an Indonesian poem called Winter Festival by Afrizal Malna

I didn’t get through the whole Winter Festival poem (not even half), but I got a lot out of it. This prompt

is a great creative challenge and gave me a lot to work with.

PAD Challenge

Prompt:

  1. Write a love poem and/or…
  2. Write an anti-love poem. Because some folks just aren’t that into love poems.

The poem

inspired by Winter Festival by Afrizal Malna from the Indonesian

Cooping Picasso

Peck away, bank men are ye
took her away, lock and key
took her away, lock and key
Man, a sorry thank you?
not coos (or woos)?

Oh rang, Oh rang Berg auntie – muddy
kept a lock to tear us up
or talk the alarm
bang a gong raw
Maui, purge ye

Hen, draw many a moo
can cooping Picasso
Ya ain’t been cock of the museum, Ludwig
Ma can, Peeling Polly
Take knee gear, Ia

Hit ham separately
language, dull lamb, multitudes
separate language, dull lamb
multitudes celibate
take one, borrow

Edith and Emily utopian
took a knock at the mantle
Oh rang, Oh rang, member @ruintoomoody_coffeecoffee
car you tell upon
dandelion-lion go home.

 

Have fun today!

 

 

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