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Babelfishing Poetry: "Halloween Blessings"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Halloween Blessings"


Hello!  And how are you lovely bloggity people today?  Great, I hope.  I am struggling and not doing so great myself, having to cease taking a medication due to side effects that are lingering and plaguing me even after stopping the med.  Very frustrating.  So it sounds like a little pleasant diversion is in order, thus this week's Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, nudge the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

"In the Sweet By-and-By" is a hymn published in 1868, written by S. Fillmore Bennett and Joseph P. Webster.  It was American composer Charles Ives' favorite hymn, and he made use of the tune in several of his compositions, most notably in the last movement of his Orchestral Set No. 2 (listen to the Cluster Pluckers sing the song here, or the Chuck Wagon Gang here, or the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet here, or the Artisan Band here, or listen to the Cleveland Orchestra perform Ives' typically dissonant and polyrhythmic setting here (the most recognizable part happens at 5:54)).  Enjoy. 


Halloween Blessings

Earth Day is the most beautiful.
The faith of God does not exist,
for the Father is waiting on the road,
living in post-production.

In sweet,
we entered this beautiful beach.
In sweet,
a beautiful sea complement us.

There are good coastal songbirds,
more pain, and our soul,
another good growl.
Dad Khalilzad above,
we will pay tribute for the glory;
the gift of love and praise,
Halloween blessings.

The faith of God does not exist,
for the Father is waiting on the road,
living in post-production.


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