February 3rd, 2017

Babelfishing Poetry: "Shut Up, Winter Rain"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Shut Up, Winter Rain"

Hello! Friday, Friday, Friday!  Woo-hoo! *fist pump*  Time to make weekend plans, and also time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, randomize the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song is 16th Century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria's setting of the motet "Nigra Sum Sed Formosa" (watch the choral group Chanticleer perform the motet live here).  Enjoy. 

Shut Up, Winter Rain

However black in color, Maya, Jerusalem bulk road.
She and I lost the ability to love.

I love thee.

So, the point here, in this village?  Shut up, winter rain.
Nintendo Japanese Earth, and the State,
and the harvest,
this many,
so much.