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Before You Jump Into That Hotel Pool, Why Not Write A Poem About It?

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August 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Miranda July, whose new movie The Future is narrated by a dying cat, turned up at the Standard Hollywood last month to do press interviews. Though we've never had the unique pleasure of being besieged by dozens of journalists in a fancy hotel room (all we can think of is that scene from Notting Hill, when Hugh Grant pretends to be a reporter from "Horse & Hound" in order to speak to Julia Roberts), we imagine things must get a little tedious.

But the ever-resourceful July made use of her idle time in the hotel room to compose a poem—about the hotel. Ready for the cutest, weirdest, and albeit shortest, hotel-inspired poem ever? Read on.

The wistful lines were re-posted on the Standard's culture blog, Stan D'Arde:

"I stared at this view all day, from the balcony, in between interviews. Thoughts had:

1. Can I yell “What are you feeling and thinking?” to the lounging people or is that going to ruin their time.


2. WIth a running start could I jump from the balcony into the pool? Maybe even into the pink thing?


3. That astro-turf is blue in a way that just won’t quit and I’m going to have to make something with it before I leave here.

Nothing came of 1 or 2 but with help of Megahn Burns and James Teel from Roadside Attractions, 3 was totally achieved.

If you're wondering what was "totally achieved," click here to see a photo from that day.

And if you've got a hotel-inspired lyric of your own that you'd like to share, send it along!

[Photo: RJ Shaughnessy / Pig Magazine]

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