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Babelfishing Poetry: "I Lost My Tether"

Babelfishing Poetry: "I Lost My Tether"

Hello!  And how are you today?  Bright and breezy?  Cheeky and cheerful?  Chipper?  Top-notch?  Super-duper?  Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed?  Full of sunshine?  Rarin' to go?  Full of ginger?  Ready to face the day?  Hunky-dory?  In the swim? Peachy-keen?  On the ball?  All of those put together?  None of the above?  No matter, because, regardless, it's time for some more 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.

This week the popular Cole Porter Western song "Don't Fence Me In" gets the Babelfish treatment (listen to Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters sing it here, or watch movie clip (about 1:00 in) of Roy Rogers singing it here, or listen to George Maharis sing it here, or listen to rockers The Killers' version here, or listen to Ella Fitzgerald's rendition here, or watch video of David Byrne's percussion-heavy version here).  Enjoy. 

I Lost My Tether

Oh, and his bed, starry land in the light tread,
the world I cannot fence.
Only I can give them private late love status.
Not only that, I fence.

SPECIAL night when he whispered
that he and Polyester wood.
I fence authority, however,
not always be expelled.

With former scattered light, his grim sphere approach light-smooth lion,
old west Blood Brothers, Earth.
What Kells is.
I can't see an unknown mountain.

Beginning in Western countries, my Lord,
I lost my tether and blind to the moon and to the left,
my patient weakness, until there is no fence.
Not only that, I fence.

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