“Hiawatha”, Translated Into Sammyspeak, by Sammy The Gat

“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.)

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10 Responses to “Hiawatha”, Translated Into Sammyspeak, by Sammy The Gat

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Your verve & sense of humor transcends the prompt parameters, earning an A for audacity. A breath of levity midst the humidity of bathos; thanks.

  2. “Hiya Watha!”
    “Well hello dere yourself, Nick Omas.

  3. MarinaSofia says:

    A for fun indeed – it’s always good to subvert school authority a little! Howyadoin – I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at Hiawatha in quite the same way again.

  4. Kathy says:

    Love it…whatever comes to mind or feels right at the time…

  5. brian miller says:

    ha. slamming the gansta/beat…the birth chick…ha
    i dig you daddy-o

  6. I have to say I have missed Sammy… what a great way to be disobedient.. and having fun is important.

  7. claudia says:

    smiles…it’s def. important to have fun.. Mr. Longfellow would have a smile on his lips i’m sure..smiles

  8. Grace says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun, smiles ~

  9. I’ve missed Sammy and he’s given new meaning to American Literature. You get an A plus.

  10. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    I’ll give you an A for creating fun for others. (Though, as I was brought up on Hiawatha, I personally may never forgive you … Just kidding.)

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