Hello? How are you? I hope you're very well, fine, and dandy. And I hope you're ready for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, get silly with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.
This week features my favorite madrigal (Renaissance song) by one of my favorite composers, Claudio Monteverdi. Monteverdi wrote a lot of cool and really beautiful music between 1582 (his first published vocal pieces) and 1643 (when he died). He played a pivotal role in music history, paving the way for future giants such as J.S. Bach. There is a lot to like about Claudio Monteverdi, including this lovely ditty from 1632, based on an Italian poem by Ottavio Rinuccini, called "Zefiro Torna" (scroll down) (listen to song here). (Who says they didn't rock in the Seventeenth Century?) Enjoy.
The Happy Cry Of The Hor Hor Song
The Zefiro, my knees and tongues.
The air is grateful to burn water
between the blade and forty-two letter.
Field flowers'll dance; sound good?
Phillies Cloris before bankruptcy.
He has to persuade notes
to be happy, compassionate and fun.
Mountains and deep valleys, particularly;
raddoppian harmony chanting the caves.
Ambiguous clear morning sky; useful day.
More light than pure silver magazine.
Offensive beautiful blue dress.
I was left alone in the woods
in the pursuit of the beautiful snow
and the daughter of a friend of mine.
Fortunately, the happy cry of the Hor Hor Song.