July 16th, 2021

Babelfishing Poetry: "My Earlobe Is A Must-Have Earlobe"

Babelfishing Poetry: "My Earlobe Is A Must-Have Earlobe"


Hello, lovely to see you, so glad you've popped by my unpretentious little blog.  You are just in time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, change the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Originally released in 1947 as Roy Acuff's recording, "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" was written by Fred Rose and popularized by Willie Nelson (listen to Nelson's version here, or listen to Acuff's almost chipper rendition here, or listen to Olivia Newton-John's interpretation -- and brace yourself for the incongruous jaw harp entrance half-way through (did some clueless producer think that would make her version more authentically "country"?) -- here, or watch UB40's video of their version of the song here).  Enjoy. 


My Earlobe Is A Must-Have Earlobe

The sun is setting as I see it
Indigo-colored eye-catching tears.
I skip it and move on.
I'm sorry.  I'm retired.

As a result, the image of the image is a leg-like attribute.
Upon my sword,
I do remember.
I kept my eyes.

For the face,
we will wear our heavens.
My earlobe is a must-have earlobe.
Selfish eyelids, retained eyelids.


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