10/01/2011

Stream of Soup

Hmmm… Soup for supper? 

I’ve always liked Campbell’s Soup, but those kids?  Please. They look like the Katzenjammer Kids pretending to be little angels while they are mentally planning some sort of mischievous attack on the Captain. 

Who was the Captain, anyway?   I suppose he could have been a boarder, given the times, but what if he and Mama were getting it on?  Geez. 

And that’s a strange one. Read somewhere that Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On was first going to have a religious bent.  Wow, gimme some of that old time religion. 

Andy Warhol had a lot of that old time religion.  They say he was a Byzantine Catholic, whatever that is.  He sure seemed obsessed with The Last Supper, and even did a painting sort of like this one called Sixty Last Suppers.  He ate soup for lunch rather than supper, though, Andy Warhol did. 

Hmmm… Soup for supper?   I’ll have the Chicken Noodle.

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Posted for dVerse Poets Pub, where today's prompt is Pop Art.

26 comments:

Mary said...

Well, as a child I always liked Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. As an adult, I don't like it in the least.

PattiKen said...

I don't like it myself, Mary.

Brian Miller said...

a religeous connotation for lets get it on...now there is a church i would not mind going to ...lol...

henry clemmons said...

Soup was always the dish when I was ill. Great poem, homemade always, but I'm sure my grandmother wouldn't have made a pop art model, lol. Super write.

lori said...

Love the chit-chatting feel of this one. I had never heard that about Let's Get it On. Hard to imagine where he was originally headed with that one! Who knew soup could offer so much inspiration. I never was a big fan of campbell's as a kid. I was a spaghettio's kind of girl :)

zongrik said...

try some with too much salt. what would that do to the artist? what would that do to the art?

Mama Zen said...

This is really fun!

Claudia said...

haha - so cool patti - love your play on the last supper...you're having chicken noodle..? for me the tomato soup please...smiles

Tom said...

soup and crackers, always good when the flu bug is traveling around.

Grandmother said...

And remember all those sauces made from various soups? We thought it was haute cuisine!

She Writes said...

OH MY GOSH! Marvin Gaye cracked me up. I wanted to think soup. Really. But you distracted me!

P.S. Thanks for the sweet comments you leave at my blog, Patti.

Janice said...

Mama and the Captain...now, there's a wild thought!

Morning said...

time for some soup indeed.

beautiful prose.
Happy Sunday.

Fireblossom said...

Those Campbell's Kids are crack-addled Satanists if I ever saw any. Except for tomato, I never buy Campbell's soup anymore. Give me Progresso or Bear Creek!

Heaven said...

I do have soup for dinner some nights. I like the taste of this soup's offering ~

Beachanny said...

Just followed your lead to a really interesting article on Warhol and his private religiousness. I wasn't even aware of his Last Supper - http://spacecollective.org/Reckon/3347/Andy-Warhols-Secret
There's something more in the can, it seems. Well done here Patti. These poems are very informative and this was especially good. G.

chromapoesy.com said...

Great title and stream of thought! Thoroughly enjoyable.

Baino said...

I think this one must be a little parochial, I didnt' understand the 'kids' reference. Was that a US Commercial or something? I had no idea Warhol was religious either. Who'd have thought, a gay man, patron of Studio 54 and definitely a bohemian in the true sense. . .there's nout stranger than folk.

wolfsrosebud said...

Interesting way to bring things around

Caty said...

I too like the casual conversation feel of this, and I learned so much!

seasideauthor said...

Whoa! No soup here... Chili...hot! Very calming write and it is cool weather. Who can ever know about him? Good read...

Rosalina S. said...

haha in Indonesia, there is a bubur Manado (Manadonese Porridge). its soup is yellow and it tastes super delicious! If you have a chance to visit Indonesia, dont forget to taste Bubur Manado.

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Selma said...

Love the humour in this. Warhol and his soup - not quite sure what it all means. I do like his work though. I have a book of his sketches and they're really good. Different to what you would expect. I'm still partial to Campbell's tomato soup. I always have it when I have a cold with a bit of chilli sauce. It gets rid of the lurgi really well!

The Tame Lion said...

Excellent!

JamieDedes said...

Grinning from ear-to-ear. Well done, Patti. You really rose to the challenge.

Alice Audrey said...

Well, they say bread goes well with soup. Not so sure about the wine.