“Song of Howyadoin'”
By the grains of Double G
By the hopped-up Big-Blue-Drink
Hung the cool pad of Nokomis
Birth Chick of the Orb, Nokomis.
“Song of Hiawatha”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
[I’m afraid I’d get an F for following instructions, but I’ll give myself an A for having fun.]
(Written for dVerse Poets, Poetics: Homophonic Translations. August 26, 2014.)