Compositions

COMPOSITIONS

SOME OF MY POETRY: See TRANSLATION

ACRONYM for St. Jerome’s Day Conference:

LOST IN TRANSLATION
L
anguage
   Often
   Stultifies
   Translators,
   Inviting
   Nonsense.
   The
   Results
   Are
   Never
   Satisfactory.
   Logical
   Assumption:
   Trivial
   Imitations,
   Or
   Nothing!

ACRONYMS of film titles:

LASSIE (1954, Lassie, Jon Provost)
L
OVABLE
   ASTUTE
   SHEEPDOG
   SAVES
   INFANT.
   ECSTASY!

OLD YELLER (1957, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker)
   OUTWARDLY
   LOATHSOME
   DOG
(YOLK-COLOURED)
   ENDEARINGLY
   LOVES
   LAD,
   EARNS
   RESPECT.

VERTIGO (1958, James Stewart, Kim Novak; Alfred Hitchcock).
   VOLUPTUOUS
   ENCHANTRESS.
   REMARKABLY
   TRUSTING
   INAMORATO.
   GIDDINESS.
   OVER.

IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963, Spencer Tracy, Ethel Merman)
I
NDISPUTABLY
   TRUE
   STATEMENTS:
1. ALL
   MOVIES
   ARE
   DROSS.
2. MANY
   ARE
   DEPRAVED,
   MALIGNANT,
   ABSURD,
   DISGUSTING!
3.MONEY
   ANIMATES
   DIRECTORS,
   WRITERS;
4. OSCARS
   REWARD
   LUCRATIVE
   DRIVEL.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975, JackNicholson, Louise Fletcher)
   OBSTREPOROUS
   NE’ER-DO-WELL’S
   ENTERPRISE:
   FAKED
   LUNACY.
   EVIL
   WOMAN
   OVERSEER
   VICIOUSLY
   ENFORCES
   RESPECT.
   THREE
   HATCH
   ESCAPE
   CONSPIRACY.
   UNTOWARD
   CONSEQUENCE:
   KILLING.
   OPERATION. . .
   OUTCOME —
   STUPEFACTION.

TITANIC (1997, Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Winslet; James Cameron)
   TOFFS,
   INDIGENT
   TRAVEL.
   ALARM!
   NUISANCE —
   ICEBERG!
   CALAMITY.

LIFE OF PI (2012, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ang Lee)
   LIFEBOAT
   INHABITANTS
   FLOAT
   ENDLESSLY,
   OUTFLANK
   FEROCIOUS
   PUSS.
   INCONCLUSIVE.