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pahavit
Date: 7-28-2017 12:05 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "We Answered To Abba Nam"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "We Answered To Abba Nam"


It's Friday!  It seems like a minute ago it was Tuesday.  How did that happen?  It's a mystery to me.  (I am mystified easily.)  Anyway, Friday it is, and that means more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, scramble the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

K-pop sensation Psy brings us this week's song, "Gangnam Style" (scroll down for English) (watch video here).  Enjoy. 


We Answered To Abba Nam

Summer sun, women under men.
Stylish women teachers enjoy a cup of coffee free of charge,
every night . . . Patience, Denmark,
with this kind of women's development.

Men,
between the hot guy like you today.
Picture a man in his coffee before it cools.
Every night a broken heart was
his child.

Cool, blind girl, but who died?
He is a new time when he died,
and his curly-hair girl put her hair surge protection,
but the soliders escaped Connecticut,
smart like this woman.

I am a man.
This game play, it seems like a cool guy, but
the right time to handle enough angry.
Skin meat inflammation is what some people think.
It's like a child.

It's beautiful!
Oh, yes, yes, I've done well!
Now let's go to January.

Jumper, baby, baby happy guy, separately.
The second King knows a man.

And you know what?
Important -- better answer than other styles.

No, sexy, we answered to Abba Nam.


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pahavit
Date: 7-26-2017 12:03 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Hakone Gardens Koi
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Tags:fish, hakone, saratoga, wordless wednesday
Hakone Gardens Koi





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pahavit
Date: 7-25-2017 12:46 AM
Subject: Union Cemetery
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Tags:cemetery, field trip, flower, headstone, obelisk, redwood city, rose hip
Union Cemetery


On Saturday, D. and I took a little walk around the Union Cemetery in Redwood City.  Here are some of the pics I took.


One of several rose hips ripening on the rose bushes on the grounds.





Pea flowers grow all over the grounds.





The Taylor obelisk is encrusted with lichen.





A view of the grounds includes a puddle from a broken irrigation pipe.





The waters from the broken pipe inundate the Waters gravesite.





A gall grows on an oak tree.





This headstone dates back to 1887.





Friends forever.





Uncle Abe's resting place.





A couple of the vaults on the grounds.








Many headstones are in disrepair.







A carved rose detail from an obelisk.





More of the grounds.





A beam of sunlight catches the Hoffman headstone.





Artificial flowers rest atop a gravesite.





An anchor on the Wallace obelisk.




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pahavit
Date: 7-24-2017 12:15 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: CalTrain Crossing Rengstorff
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Monday Movies: CalTrain Crossing Rengstorff


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-one seconds of CalTrain crossing Rengstorff Avenue.  Enjoy.




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pahavit
Date: 7-21-2017 12:07 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Hyperion's Curls"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Hyperion's Curls"


OK, boys and girls, ready or not, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, revise the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Renaissance madrigal composer Francis Pilkington brings us this week's song, "Rest, Sweet Nymphs" (scroll down a bit for lyrics) (listen to the Luminatus Vocal Ensemble perform the song here).  Enjoy. 


Hyperion's Curls

Lying in bed, resting and thickened
with bright eyes, dream of a star to attract.
Order love, read the book
(as have Laura, Lolita, Lori, Lola).
I was afraid of the bed, and sleep less.
Static.

This is the delight of girls and beautiful garden, dream holiday heaven and earth.
No, no, no, no less than legitimate commercial needs of beloved beloved night
(as have Laura, Lolita, Lori, Lola).
Basis snout.
Closed messenger, I'm going upstream.

After small Connecticut female child,
"Good night," then I walked away
to the heart of FIFA.
Also, your friends and I will never complain
(as have Laura, Lolita, Lori, Lola).
Hyperion's curls, personal freedom, private Techno.
This made me cry, sleep.


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pahavit
Date: 7-19-2017 1:38 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Black-Eyed Susans
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Tags:flower, wordless wednesday
Black-Eyed Susans






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pahavit
Date: 7-18-2017 12:03 AM
Subject: Alum Rock Park
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Tags:alum rock park, banana slug, bee, bird, field trip, flower, insect, san jose, slug, squirrel, turkey vulture
Alum Rock Park


On Saturday D. and I went to Alum Rock Park and took a short walk on the Penitencia Creek Trail before I got too tired and too hot and we had to turn around.  Here are some of the pics I took while we were there.


A turkey vulture soars on thermals overhead.





A bee visits a yellow star thistle.





A view of the fire-scarred hillside from the Penitencia Creek Trail.





Three banana slugs chill at a trough beside the trail.









Fallen poison oak leaves float in the trough.





A couple of ground squirrels try to cool off by sprawling on the trail in the shade.






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pahavit
Date: 7-17-2017 12:04 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Quivery CalTrain
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Monday Movies: Quivery CalTrain


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-two quivery seconds of CalTrain crossing Rengstorff Avenue (who knew resting the camera on the steering wheel would record every little vibration of the car as it idled?).  Enjoy.





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pahavit
Date: 7-15-2017 12:19 AM
Subject: Guadalupe River Park
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Tags:art, bird, canada goose, door, duck, field trip, flag, fountain, goose, guadalupe river, mallard, plane, san jose, shadow, trash
Guadalupe River Park


On Sunday D. and I took a short walk in Guadalupe River Park in San José, and here are some of the pics I took.


The façade of the Performing Arts Center, and its fountain.








The white flags of the Veterans Memorial.





Bike share.





We are under the landing path for Mineta San José International Airport.





The back door of the Children's Discovery Museum.





Canada geese enjoy a swim upstream.





A mallard at the river's edge.





Yoga mallard.





Itchy mallard.





The shadows under the Woz Way overpass form abstract patterns.





Canada geese swim downriver.







Delta and Southwest jets coming in for a landing.









A directional mosaic in a plaza show us the way.




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pahavit
Date: 7-14-2017 12:14 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Sheets Of Swiss"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Sheets Of Swiss"


Hello? How are you?  Hope you're very well, fine, and dandy.  I broke my foot last week, so I have been more bed-ridden than usual trying to stay off it.  But that gave me extra time to prepare this week's installment of Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, randomize the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song, from the patriotic symphonic poem Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, is the "Finlandia Hymn"  (scroll down for English) (listen to a chorus sing the work here, or watch video of an arrangement for solo guitar here).  Enjoy. 


Sheets Of Swiss

Finland can be entered.
It is evening, Professor.  I have thought of a threat.
Let's talk about that in the morning.

The device, sheets of Swiss, rushed to the chair in which he exposed Tiffany.

On the east by night, the rest of the army in the middle,
UK recipients during the day.
Monte Carlo, Monte Finland.

I will remove the second overview.

You can see Finland, Monte Carlo, the world,
and drive out of captivity.
Criminals found his faith and life of my brother.

7,550 landowners, 4 km from the inexperienced natives.


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pahavit
Date: 7-12-2017 12:34 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Scaup Hen
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Tags:bay trail, bird, duck, san francisco, wordless wednesday
Scaup Hen





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pahavit
Date: 7-10-2017 12:19 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Garden Mobile
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Tags:history park, monday movies, san jose, sculpture
Monday Movies: Garden Mobile


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-five seconds of the mesmerizing motions of a slowly-turning mobile in the gardens at the San José History Park last November.  Enjoy.




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pahavit
Date: 7-7-2017 1:33 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "The Willow Night Moon, Little Jane"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "The Willow Night Moon, Little Jane"


Hello, lovely to see you, so glad you've popped by my simple little blog!  You are just in time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, poke and prod the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's subject if the traditional folk song "Little Liza Jane" (listen to Earl Fuller's Jazz Band play the song here, or listen to The Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform the song here, or listen to Western swing band Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys play the song here, or listen to vocalist Nina Simone's rendition here, or listen to David Bowie's interpretation, as "Davie Jones with The King Bees" (his first record), here, or listen to a live performance by bluegrass great Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys here, or listen to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band play the song (and don't mind the weird cartoon) here).  Enjoy. 


The Willow Night Moon, Little Jane

I don't know his son, Little Jane.
Jane southward until the end of Baltimore.
04:30, deported, died of a PC's child, easy.
Baltimore, on the ship on the sea, Jane A.

A church, Jean Little.

I am not beautiful, like Jane on the base plate.
Pretty girl, not yet a little shaking of Jane in the area.
When the sun goes down, they brought up all the smile, a little Jane saw his end.
The willow night moon, little Jane.

Hey, Church, buy; buy flowering of other true simplified.

Love Iron Jane Liu a little.
Jane Willow is about to end.

Our abstainers and Royal Tulip luxury, easy pleasing.


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pahavit
Date: 7-5-2017 1:04 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Tattered Flag
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Tattered Flag





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pahavit
Date: 7-4-2017 12:11 AM
Subject: Candlestick Point
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Tags:bird, candlestick pt, field trip, flower, graffiti, great blue heron, gull, native wildflower, plane, san francisco, sutro tower
Candlestick Point


On Saturday, after doing an errand in San Francisco, D. and I changed our original plans to visit Half Moon Bay afterwards because it was socked in with fog.  So instead we went to Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, in the southeast corner of the city.  It was sunny and breezy and pleasant there, instead of gray and damp and cold like it was on the coast.  Here are some of the pics I took.


A view along the shoreline.





A California gull at the water's edge.







One of the many jets taking off from nearby San Francisco International Airport.





A view of Sutro Tower on the horizon.





Another view of the rocky shoreline.





Wild radish, and sea lavender.







More shoreline.





Daisy, and fennel.







Butterfly weed.





The Bay Trail.





A great blue heron fishes at the water's edge.





Smiley graffiti.





A K-rail barrier sits abandoned in a field of dried grasses.





A Bell helicopter flies overhead.




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pahavit
Date: 7-3-2017 1:28 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Jiggly CalTrain
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Monday Movies: Jiggly CalTrain


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Thirty-five jiggly seconds of CalTrain crossing Churchill Avenue (who knew resting the camera on the steering wheel would record every little vibration of the idling car?).  Enjoy.




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pahavit
Date: 7-1-2017 12:04 AM
Subject: Redwood Shores
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Tags:antenna, bird, duck, egret, field trip, flower, great blue heron, great egret, mallard, native wildflower, plane, redwood shores, rose
Redwood Shores


On Sunday D. and I took a short walk around Redwood Shores, because it was nearby and flat, and we hadn't been there since 2007 (holy smokes, has it really been that long?).  Here are some of the pics I took.


The trail.





A great egret looks for fish in the water.





A hybrid mallard.





California fuchsia and roses next to the trail.







A great blue heron at the water's edge stalks and catches a little fish.











A view of the neighborhood next to the trail.





Two jets coming in for a landing at nearby San Francisco International Airport (KLM and Thomas Cook Airlines).  See the landing gear starting to lower?







A tire is stuck on a piling in the marsh at the edge of the Bay.





Broadcast antennas of KNBR (680 AM) out in the marsh.  The taller one is the main transmitter, and the smaller one is the auxiliary.





A thistle in bloom.





More jets coming in for a landing (Alaska Airlines and United).







The "top hat" structure on top of the KNBR antenna.




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pahavit
Date: 6-30-2017 12:21 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "BOP BOP Salsa"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "BOP BOP Salsa"


Hello!  And how are you lovely bloggity people today?  Great, I hope.  I myself have been struggling with excessive weakness and fatigue this week (thus no Wordless Wednesday).  But I am not too sick to bring you more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, play with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature is the classic doo-wop song by The Flamingos, "I Only Have Eyes For You" (listen to the Flamingos' ethereal version (and groove to those iconic "sh-bop sh-bops") here, or listen to jazz singer Billy Eckstine's version here, or listen to this eclectic interpretation by Mark Eitzel of American Music Club here, or lisen to this swingin' version by the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, here, or listen to a remix of Hi-NRG producer/songwriter Bobby Orlando's dance version with Bonnie Forman here).  Enjoy. 


BOP BOP Salsa

I love this type of blind.
But you can't see this, or
BOP BOP salsa.

Today's star?
Then cloudy became clear, and nothing is said.
Just have your eyes closed

on the Moon.
But I don't know what seems to be sharp with a bleeding,
his eyes only.

Idea garden, I don't know,
members of a busy street.

It's here,
and perhaps the 1 million.
But they all put an additional blow
in my eyes only.


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pahavit
Date: 6-26-2017 12:34 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Bouncy CalTrain
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Tags:caltrain, monday movies, train
Monday Movies: Bouncy CalTrain


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-two bouncy seconds of CalTrain crossing Rengstorff Avenue (who knew resting the camera on the steering wheel would record every little vibration of the car as it idled?).  Enjoy.





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pahavit
Date: 6-23-2017 12:08 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Local Hot Time"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Local Hot Time"


Hello! Lovely to see you, thank you for stopping by, and woohoo, it's Friday already, hooray!  Let's kick off the weekend with some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, nudge the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

I absolutely loved this song when I was a kid (and apropos for this week due to the recent solstice).  It's Chad & Jeremy's 1964 hit "A Summer Song" (listen to song here).  Enjoy. 


Local Hot Time

Sharp tree will start bleeding caused by local hot time.
Full page wika way,
we all walked together.

Start the kiss of hot summer days,
lake in handcuffs.
And you.

Started the second night of light sleep,
when the time it cannot be hot love that it seemed to reach
all my light,
sky.

How do you kill him?  All you want.
The leaves.
But you are patient and know how often
he said good-bye.
Then there is his something.
No, I am nothing.

And rain.
Violet windows.
The day started hot, time believed dead,
and life.


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