Sideways wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:12 pm
Hey, Godfrey ...How about we find some spare time which simultaneously doesn’t work for either of us. Then Für Elise or Homer, or some other admiring fan, posts a subject and we race to complete our art. I write one of my witty pomes and you doodle one of your witty pics. Lisa then marks each for speed, fidelity to her chosen topic, and all-round goodosity. ...
All right, both Sideways/solongleonard and Godfrey/Geoffrey have now submitted their entries. Taking my duties as judge very seriously, I have carefully assessed their work according to the aforementioned criteria.
Although Sideways/solong has not disappointed with his witty pome inspired by Leonard Cohen's song "There is a War" (amongst other references, some of which I think I get), it is, unfortunately, based on the wrong song, and thus it fails to meet the "fidelity criteria" to my chosen topic (although it was, obviously, written speedily, and is full of goodosity!).
I conveyed the topic for the challenge via telepathy, and undoubtedly it was revealed to Geoffrey during one of his Automatic Writing sessions, whereas Sideways seems to have got his wires crossed. My chosen topic was the song "Ballad of the Absent Mare" -- which I just listened to a couple days ago, as a matter of fact, and which has always been one of my favourite songs. I had also just read a discussion of the song and how it relates to the Ten Bulls Pictures representing a Buddhist's path to enlightenment.
Of course, as we all know, the song "Ballad of the Absent Mare", as recorded by Leonard on his Recent Songs album, featured a Mariachi band. Therefore, Godfrey's witty (speedy, and goodisity-filled) pic of a sombrero-topped Cohen fully and exceptionally satisfies all my criteria, and I therefore declare Geoffrey to be the winner!
Congratulations, Godfrey, well done! (Maybe next time, solong...)