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Date: 11-5-2010 12:08 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Enable The Rotation"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Enable The Rotation"

Hello, lovely to see you, so glad you've popped by my humble little blog! And since it's Friday, you must be here for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, alter the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem. Right? Right!

So today we run the traditional Shaker work song "Simple Gifts" (video here) through the mish-mashification process known as Babelfishing, with the following results.


Enable The Rotation

It is simply a gift.
It is the gift of freedom.
It is a gift.
You should come!
See the gift
that ought to be . . . where?

And we found
just the place
to yourself,
it is the valley
of joy and love-in.

In that joy and love,
shame we do not bow
to the need to bend.

To enable the rotation
by the rotation
will be our pleasure.
Turn! We come round
to the right.
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