pahavit (pahavit) wrote,

Babelfishing Poetry: "Japanese Intimate Snout"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Japanese Intimate Snout"

Hello! You well? I hope so; well and happy.  I am recovering well from a muscle biopsy done a couple of weeks ago.  I get the biopsy results in 3 more weeks, so to tide us over until then, let's enjoy some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, goof around with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature comes from Giacomo Puccini's 1926 opera Turandot; it's the third act aria "Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep)" (listen to a live recording of Luciano Pavarotti singing it here, or listen to Aretha Franklin's transcendent version here; and I challenge you not to get the chills regardless of which you listen to).  Enjoy. 

Japanese Intimate Snout

Go to bed,

Is it a waste of time?
I saw the area with Ben Stiller.

Experience lovers,
but notice the mystery
in your opinion.

No, no, no
light beam shooting!

And kiss off!
You shut up!
No one knows.

And what died? He died.
Run or be late!  Wear a star!

He is bored! Japanese intimate snout!
What a win! I'm going to win!

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