January 31st, 2020

Babelfishing Poetry: "You Can Find Small Bugs"

Babelfishing Poetry: "You Can Find Small Bugs"


Hello! You well? I hope so; well and happy.  We are not very happy here Chez Pahavit, because, much to our consternation, D. has to relocate his almost-brand-new photography studio by the end of April.  This is very frustrating, as you can imagine, and will cause weeks of stress, worry and financial strain -- all things we really don't need more of.  *sigh*

As we hope his Plan B will be effective (and perhaps more profitable than his current location in the long run), let's enjoy a small diversion with the latest 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 Dionne Farris' 1995 hit song "I Know" (watch video here).  Enjoy. 


You Can Find Small Bugs

From what I know, yes, yes.
I grew up; you know someone who belonged to this.
From what I know, yes, yes,
at present.

From what I know, yes, yes.
Why is that? I know
from what I know, yes, yes.
I think the appropriate thing.

Private fertility, people I know.
I don't know what to say, Disimlinita.
What do you know?
Will definitely have time to make another.

From what I know, yes, yes,
that song is never new.
From what I know, yes, yes,
and the evil on-line activities.

From what I know, yes, yes.
I don't know why it doesn't occur to me.
And what became clear acne in my failure, I.
It is not in the autumn of kahless.

Symptom(s).
The next time you want to change that perception or mind,
your hand wins.
Will certainly have time on the other hand.
The writers saw him win.

Why, you can find small bugs and our son.
Why not me? I know.
I know what I want to, and then he said,
"But the same, then."


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