When two songs fit together when played at the same time, music benders call it a “mash up.” A simple form would be singing Amazing Grace to the tune of Gilligan’s Island. It works, try it, you will be laughing by the time you’re done singing. I love this kind of innovation, and I also love the fusion of different styles of music, like the orchestral arrangements of Michael Kamen, performed with the band Metallica in the recording S(ymphony) & M(etal).
I’ve just heard a rumor that a limerick can be written as a pair of haiku. I’m going to try this and see 1) if it’s true and 2) if I can do a work that respects both traditional forms. So I would need both the humor of a limerick and the disciplined, ethereal respectfulness of the haiku. Who else is brave enough to try with me?!