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Babelfishing Poetry: "Green Water Or Honey"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Green Water Or Honey"

Hello!  And how are you today?  Good?  Yes?  I hope so.  You're just in time for my Friday tradition, Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, play with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song, by Brazilian singer-songwriter Dorival Caymmi, is "É Doce Morrer No Mar (It's Sweet To Die In The Sea)" (listen to song here).  Enjoy. 

Green Water Or Honey

The remarkable Dead Sea arms.
Green water or honey,
the green color of the sea.

Last night a ship come open,
Please do not enter,
green mermaid voyager.

His face was once part of the sea.
Green was beloved, dead.
To drown the sea,
he said, he is back in the hands of the rest of delicious Yemanja.

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