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Babelfishing Poetry: "Remote Area Includes Postage"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Remote Area Includes Postage"

Hello, lovely to see you, so glad you've popped by my unassuming little blog!   Settle in and enjoy some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, experiment with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Because it's that time of year when school's out, this week's feature is "Gaudeamus Igitur," an old hymn that came to be associated with graduation ceremonies (listen to a German chorus lustily sing it here, or watch a video of Brahms's full Academic Festival Overture, which features an abrupt, door-busting appearance of the hymn in its finale, milked of every possible last drop of flamboyance and drama by Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic, here).  Enjoy. 

Remote Area Includes Postage

Now, let's see . . .
while young people are open,
after beautiful young woman,
after a troublesome era years ago,
we have the land.

Where those who have gone before
the world,
Go to hell;
then you'll find the board of nursing.

Life is short.
This is a sign of weakness.
High speed to death.
What kidnappings and brutality,
they are on the drop-down list.

Tile oversized science!
Lifetime membership!
Each member has no children living at home!
More is good!

Simple and beautiful.
I'm not alive,
offering beautiful,
honest, hard-working other.

Long live the Micron Corning Republic,
and the regulations!
Long live our local universe!
The Kalam cosmological argument,
working here.

I'm sad.
I hate it,
demon, demon.
some national beverage.

What's today,
Together after all,
so join
Common Market.

FIFA community,
FIFA students.
Cloth brothers bloom.
Wellness in the State of Denmark.

Adult Denmark, alma mater.
He taught us
with love.
Remote area includes postage;
collect the missing.

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