September 14th, 2018

Babelfishing Poetry: "Venerable Mulberry Receiver"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Venerable Mulberry Receiver"

Hello! Are you looking forward to the weekend?  Me too.  Now that my wheelchair battery has been replaced and I don't have to worry about it running down within 15 minutes of turning it on, I am free to return to the local nature trails I love so much.  And to get us along to the weekend, let's enjoy some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, experiment with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature, chosen at random, is Steve Martin's 1978 novelty song "King Tut" (watch Martin perform the song live on Saturday Night Live here).  Enjoy. 

Venerable Mulberry Receiver

Now he was a boy.
Andrew, he is the sentience of Vichel,
the second son of the king to both of you.

Why is it so hard?
Are the monkeys alive?
Arizona, the only RECIPIENT,
Blackberry King.

Now, if you can.
I am available to you.
I will feed the money.
I will feed the many antiques.

Donkey to the bottom of the rover
I love so much!
Black Strawberry World.

Avoid Neil, Blackberry disk.
A girl loves her style.
All the lost distance.
Eat corn.

And warmth.
Cut the dog.
Venerable mulberry receiver.
The artist is expected to shake.