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Babelfishing Poetry: "What Is White?"

Babelfishing Poetry: "What Is White?"

Hello, how are you?  How was your week?  Mine was utterly craptastic.  I hope yours was much, much better.  Anyway, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, have some fun with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week is a song from John Lydon (a.k.a Johnny Rotten) and his post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd., their anti-apartheid song "Rise" (watch PIL's video version here, or listen to The Bad Shepherd's folk version here).  Enjoy. 

What Is White?

Blind people and places.
What is white?  Be more green and black and white.
You can be black and white, and white.
What happened upon a hanging two?
It's a small increase.
The valley was in the match.
Misspelled words are fully qualified type.

You can get anything at all.

Get a blind person, and your location.
What is white, no, green and black, and white?
It's a great player.  What are the overall number due to Hamlet?
What is white?  You can be green and black and white.

If you expect us to put a hot wire
in what is said
from here, these feelings,
all types of civic models.

He will feel angry.

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