November 26th, 2021

Babelfishing Poetry: "Insomnia And Restlessness!"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Insomnia And Restlessness!"


Hello? How are you?  Hope you're very well, fine, and dandy.  If you observed Thanksgiving, I hope it was enjoyable, and that you have some nice leftovers today.  And I suppose that my Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, shake up the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem, is a form of leftovers, in a literary sort of way.

Because of Thanksgiving, this week's feature is the seasonal hymn often associated with the holiday, "We Gather Together" (these are the lyrics closest to the version I learned in childhood; watch video of The Hymns Ensemble's a capella lockdown session here, or listen to an arrangement for brass quintet here).  Enjoy. 


Insomnia And Restlessness!

Insomnia and restlessness!
Characters are uncorrected characters.
His soul is souls of souls, souls of other souls, artificial souls of other souls, souls of other artificial souls,
and he pounces on her soul.
It has a nice open polymerization ring.

Indeed, my lord, I can accept it.
Forms and desires, those who act with firmness.
Yes, he imposed on his horse.
He will come to a ship that is like a Japanese sovereign.

Now we are ready.
But there is a way to incestuate, too,
during my trip.
Maybe it's a middle-class champion, but there's a kind of paralysis.


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