Remix Poetry

You need to make a unique poem of 8 to 14 lines. You should pick one source work from Column A and one wok from Column B to remix. You should be able to explain a reason for choosing those two works (similar/opposite idea, imagery, location, tone.). You can mix lines, phrases, or words. Your original remix work should include about half from each source work. Please feel free to copy and paste from the original web pages.

Column A

Pied Beauty by Gerald Manley Hopkins

The World is Too Much with Us by William Wordsworth

London by William Blake

Column B

Thriller by Michael Jackson

Snow by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

It Was a Very Good Year by Ervin Drake / Frank Sinatra

You may use another poem, song, or text for column B.

Your source or your remix should not contain profanity.


The Thriller is Too Much With Us

The world is too much with us; late and soon,

It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;

Little we see in Nature that is ours;

Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,

The winds that will be howling at all hours,

Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade

And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,

For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

And though you fight to stay alive

For no mere mortal can resist

The evil of the thriller.