Saturday, May 03, 2008

Star Wars Ghazal

HELP ME TAKE THIS MASK OFF: Some sort of secondary title involving Star Wars, Canadian Literature and the 21st Century

Firstly, don't write me back saying "is this for real." We all know Canadian publishing is faker than wrestling, so of course this is real. I am always serious.

I am seeking poems, short short stories / awful spoken word pieces / short essays on star wars, it's impact, lack of impact, satire, etc., cultural works (short pieces) for an anthology i want to publish somehow. i really want it to be Canadian as well. if you think you'd like to be involved, let me know how and I'll reserve room for you on the death star. this will likely be either a chapbook or if some foolish small press out there wants to publish it, but yeah, something fun, funny, witty, intelligent, etc, that would be fine. email NGM (Nathaniel G. Moore) at bowlbrawl@gmail.com for full details.

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I was playing around with some ideas for this, and wrote this draft of something. What I'd really like to address is performing the Theme to Star Wars with my Grade 6/7 Band, which I did at 8:30 am on Thursday morning.


Star Wars Ghazal


I fell in love with Princess Leia because

the atoms of things are not themselves hot


Which makes me look fatter: space or time?

Star Wars is not about hair styles


or sadness after the story ends

sing, Dark Matter, of what is between things


or not there at all

much is borderless


Chewbacca’s hairline for example

I used light to fight


and was not washed toward endlessness

Skywalker, closed mouth father


Death Star, sand without horizon

the blort & blip in the empire of others


the story is over and

I’d have given a handful of universes to save you


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image from http://pichaus.com/p13x/chewbacca

4 comments:

gary barwin said...

Star Wars Ghazal (toward a revision)

I fell in love with Princess Leia because

the atoms of things are not themselves hot


Which makes me look fatter: space or time?

Star Wars is not about hair styles


or sadness after the story ends

sing, Dark Matter, of what is between things


or not there at all

much is borderless


Chewbacca’s hairline for example

I used light to fight


and was washed toward endlessness

Skywalker, closed mouth father


Death Star, sand without horizon

the blort & blip in the empire of others


the story is over and

I’ve a handful of universes in my hand

gary barwin said...

Star Wars Ghazal (a better ending)

I fell in love with Princess Leia because
the atoms of things are not themselves hot

Which makes me look fatter: space or time?
Star Wars is not about hair styles

or sadness after the story ends
sing, Dark Matter, of what is between things

or not there at all
much is borderless

Chewbacca’s hairline for example
I used light to fight

and was washed toward endlessness
Skywalker, closed mouth father

Death Star, sand without horizon
the blort & blip in the empire of others

the story is over and
I make the sign for universe with

the sequel to my right hand

Pearl said...

I like both endings...rats...we need a studio audience with buzzers to vote.

gary barwin said...

Thanks for the feedback, Pearl.

I like the idea of readers with buzzers. Usually, it's an editor with a joybuzzer attached to my central nervous system.


And now for some feedback from our studio audient....