August 31st, 2012

Babelfishing Poetry: "This Is Not Correct"

Babelfishing Poetry: "This Is Not Correct"

Hello blog peeps.  How's everything going?  Hunky-dory?  Yes?  Glad to hear it.  Seeing as it's Friday, you're 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, convolute the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

"Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes" is a popular old English song, and it is the subject of this week's Babelfish (watch a video clip of noted soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf singing the song here, or listen to not-quite-so-noted boy soprano Matthew Teague's version here, or watch a lovely rendition on the accordion here).  Enjoy. 

This Is Not Correct

Snow, drinking.
Me and my beliefs.
Or, leave a snout under one parent on the glass.

I have to ask; wine?

Spirit of desire,
he claimed divine drink.
However, the strength of Jupiter, honey SIP,
this is not a change.

To you, I was sent to Crown Horses Lodge.
Not so much understanding
to hope,

But, just do not let it breathe!
And this will be sent
from the very beginning.  
And the smells, I swear!
This is not correct,
but that's all there is to it!