[Milton-L] Funny "Paradise Lost" Parody

Christopher Baker bakerchr at mail.armstrong.edu
Tue Nov 16 12:05:35 EST 2004


    In the spirit of Sherry Zivley's message, and at the risk of being 
kicked off this listserv, and with apologies to Gwendolyn Brooks (with 
whom I once had a delightful conversation), I offer these renditions of 
Hamlet and Dante's Inferno:

HAMLET

Me in black.  Me
Feel slack.  Me

See ghost.  Me
Feel like toast.  Me

Gotta kill.  Me
Feel thrill.  Me

Stab goon.  Me
Die soon.


DANTE'S INFERNO


We in hell. We
Ain't swell.  We

Did sin.  We
Done in.  We

Feel the burn.  We
Done to a turn. We

All hot. We
Saved your spot.

--Chris Baker

merlinjones wrote:

>Dear Most Learned List,
>
>     As I was finishing my report on "Paradise Lost"
>for my Early British Literature class, I found
>something funny I thought I would share with all of
>you. This is by no means a disrespectful parody, it is
>just something silly that I thought would brighten
>everyone's day a little bit.
>
>
>
>If Dr. William Carlos Williams Instead of Mr. John
>Milton Had Written 'Paradise Lost.'
>
>Commonwealth,  June 2, 1995  by Robert C. Jones
> 
>
>THIS IS JUST TO SAY I have eaten the apples that were
>in the Garden
>and which you commanded me not to taste
>Forgive me they were forbidden and so sweet
>
>
>
>William Carlos William having written this...
>
>This Is Just To Say
>
> William Carlos Williams 	
> 
>
>I have eaten
>the plums
>that were in
>the icebox
>
>and which
>you were probably
>saving
>for breakfast
>
>Forgive me
>they were delicious
>so sweet
>and so cold
>
>
>That is somewhat amusing, eh?
>
>
>
>
>
>=====
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> 
>Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
>
>~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ~
>
>
>
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