November 20th, 2015

Babelfishing Poetry: "Potatoes Repeated After Potatoes"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Potatoes Repeated After Potatoes"

Hello!  And how are you today?  Bright and breezy?  Cheeky and cheerful?  Chipper?  Top-notch?  Super-duper?  Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed?  Full of sunshine?  Rarin' to go?  Full of ginger?  Ready to face the day?  Hunky-dory?  In the swim?  All of those put together?  None of the above?  No matter, because, regardless, it's time for some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, change the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

I have no freakin' clue what this is all about, but here's Italian singer-actress Rita Pavone performing "My Name Is Potato" in Italian, singing to an animated American potato (watch video here).  Yeah, I have no freakin' clue. Anyway, enjoy. 

Potatoes Repeated After Potatoes


I am who?

All of them are.
They want to know

Scalloped potatoes,
popular today

What is a male? It is very good; I saw it is.

Some are not.
So, yes, well done.

United States imperialism
asked if the potato heard of India.

Ooh, you know-all, Wu.

I was, back in the day,
the skillet.

O. o. meat.
No meat, no fruit, no eggs.
All ruled him out.

You can,

Your voice can.
It is

Potatoes; potatoes
repeated after