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Babelfishing Poetry: "12 Japanese Guy Friends"

Babelfishing Poetry: "12 Japanese Guy Friends"


Hello all!  Thank you for dropping by again, it's so nice to see you! I hope, wherever you are, you're enjoying pleasant springtime weather.  And I also hope your'e ready to enjoy some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, futz around with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week we reach back into the dim mists of time to the Renaissance for English composer Thomas Morley's sublime madrigal "April Is In My Mistress' Face" (listen to the Cambridge Singers perform the madrigal, and follow along with the musical score, here).  Enjoy. 


12 Japanese Guy Friends

12 Japanese guy friends,
reading stories under one foot
in September, but --
but the heart is mental in the cold December.


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