Author’s note: unsure if this is blasphemous or not; my first attempt at a cento, but with pop lyrics (not sure if Queen counts).
From the Latin word for “patchwork," the cento (or collage poem) is a poetic form made up of lines from poems by other poets.
If I turned up with a plane ticket, fly me to the moon
Let me photograph you in this light- another cigarette, and let yourself go
Everything you say is a sweet revelation
I’m merely contemplating what you feel inside
Piensa que tal vez mañana, yo ya estar
Distant lands, staring at the sun
Think of you always (I miss those long hot summer nights)
This ain’t lust, I know zettai suki dakara
Piensa que tal vez mañana, yo ya estar – I think by this time tomorrow, you’d be…
Zettai suki dakara – I love you after all
She Looks so Perfect by 5sos, Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra, When we were Young by Adele, Play the Game by Queen/
I Really Really Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen, Seaside Rendevouz by Queen/
Besame Mucho (Spanish) written by Consuelo Velázquez, Staring at the Sun by Mika, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy by Queen, Chasing Pavements by Adele, Suki dakara (Japanese) by Mi