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Babelfishing Poetry: "Imperial Grass Strawberries"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Imperial Grass Strawberries"

Hello, lovely to see you, so glad you've popped by my modest little blog.  If you are a regular here, you'll know it's now time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, alter the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This weeks it's the lyrics to the 1990s BBC TV show Mulberry (hear the TV theme song [sung -- not very well -- by lead actor Karl Howman] here, or watch young Jordan Burch perform the song here, or listen to Russell Watson play an acoustic guitar arrangement here; click on Show More and scroll down to read lyrics).  Enjoy. 

Imperial Grass Strawberries

Some say that the area is covered with wind.
You say something windy.
There is a primrose around,
and you can hear it:
the surface of the heavens.

Some people say manned, other obvious.
Raise your hands for a while.
Light of the moon.
Then you hear it:
Denmark pages.
Imperial grass strawberries.

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