July 15th, 2016

Babelfishing Poetry: "North"

Babelfishing Poetry: "North"

Hello? How are you? Hope you're very well, fine, and dandy. Myself, I am none of the above. But that is neither here nor there, because it's time right now for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, massage the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's featured song, from one-hit wonder band Thunderclap Newman, is "Something In The Air" (watch Thunderclap Newman video here, or listen to psych/progressive rock band The Mandrake Memorial's plodding version here, or listen to Labelle's medley, with "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," here, or listen to jazz flautist Herbie Mann's sprightly version here,or listen to rock band Gamma's cover here, or listen to punk band U.K. Subs play the song here). Enjoy.


I know there is a bleeding with something sharp.
What sooner or later
I know it is true, and for a long time.
And you are right.

House of streets and locking.
I have a sharp something bleeding.
Sooner or later, what
I think it is, in fact, and long.
And you are right.

Weapon and ammunition.
Our new tradition; I don't know what to say.
Sooner or later?
It is there a long time.
You are correct.

This is one of those,
for now.