May 14th, 2021

Babelfishing Poetry: "Self-Proclaimed Squirrel"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Self-Proclaimed Squirrel"


Hello all!  So nice to see you. Come in and have a look around -- the kettle is on, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and take the weight off your feet.  I'm putting my feet up right now myself, because I've just got back from a trip to the ER for severe heart palpitations, which they said were called ventricular bigeminy.  I was having them intermittently since Sunday, and then constantly, without let-up, all day on Wednesday, leaving me feeling weak.  Even though the palpitations were continuing, testing showed I was not in immediate danger, so they sent me home with a referral to Cardiology.  So while I wait for that appointment, let's enjoy some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, rearrange the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature is the pseudo-old-timey song (actually written in the 1970s by Chris Germain) "Squirrel Heads And Gravy" (listen to a version by The Sheets Family Band here).  Enjoy. 


Self-Proclaimed Squirrel

Take refuge in the flesh, thereby,
I call myself a squirrel.
Escape the meat, thus.
I'm a heavenly capital.


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