October 26th, 2012

Babelfishing Poetry: "His Other Language Of Honey"

Babelfishing Poetry: "His Other Language Of Honey"

Howdy, bloggy peeps!  Welcome aboard, 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, mix up the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Featured this week is a song called "Blues In The Night" (perhaps more commonly recognized as "My Mama Done Tol' Me"), written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer in 1941 for a movie of the same name (watch video clip of Cab Calloway performing the song here, or listen to Amy Winehouse's version here).  Enjoy. 

His Other Language Of Honey

My father, I was knee-pants.
My father and I, the child,
and his other language of honey.
You can check out this great thing,
but you can create a word.
Disturbing things that happened.
Two type of woman and I leave the blues
last night.

Under current rain,
the noise of the train,
the so-called "Whooee up!"
My father and I
hear the complaint
from a lonely overpass.  "Whooee!"

My mother is not from me.

Perestuk wheel,
rear whooee, day-old
whooee o' blues,
a big crack yesterday.

Cool posters of the trees in Venice.
You will begin the night's moon.
Shrike will sing this song and word, a little sad.
False information, etc.  
It will be upside down.

Mobile wind.  
Memphis Joe.
I am a big city.  
I have heard many words I know.
A woman
and two men, then annoying,
sing the blues nights.

My father
was the last night of blues.