October 15th, 2021

Babelfishing Poetry: "A Fairy Tale About Disagreement"

Babelfishing Poetry: "A Fairy Tale About Disagreement"


Hello!  You well?  I hope so; well and happy.  I have been plagued by heart palpitations all week long, but I am happy because autumn is here, and it's my favorite time of year.  I love it so much I wish autumn could last all year long, that's how much I love it (and that's a lot).  So let's segue right into some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, play around with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature is Swedish electronic music duo The Knife's "Heartbeats" (watch The Knife's video here, or watch video of Swedish indie folk singer José González's gentle interpretation here, or listen to an arrangement by Belgian vocal ensemble Scala & Kolacny Brothers here).  Enjoy. 


A Fairy Tale About Disagreement

It broke out in one night,
but the night was intense.

It seemed excellent
for a long time.

They are all damaged.
We heard it.

I know what to say:
it's fast.

The hunters begin to criticize,
but Klingons do.

They scream at night, they stick,
then the rest.

Good two days,
available in indigo-colored, Japanese-colored choice.

We're sorry.
We should not know this.

What will happen to Dee?
Now I know a little about Satan.

You are a small toothed tooth.
Who are you talking about today?

Click here to access this book,
a fairy tale about disagreement.


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