pahavit (pahavit) wrote,

Babelfishing Poetry: "Kiss, Kiss, Closed, Locked"

Babelfishing Poetry: "Kiss, Kiss, Closed, Locked"

Hello?  How are you?  Hope you're very well, fine, and dandy.  I have been in a holding pattern this week, trying to sort out doctor scheduling and medication refill glitches (oh the joys of web sites crashing, terrible telephone hold music, and voicemail).  While I wait to hear back from the doctor's office, let's enjoy some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, mix the punctuation up a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

After the Babelfish treatment, Brian Hyland's 1962 hit "Sealed With A Kiss" becomes even more plaintive (especially after one of the interim languages somehow changed "September" to "January 9" ; listen to Hyland's version here, or listen to the original, even more elegiac, version by The Four Voices here).  Enjoy. 

Kiss, Kiss, Closed, Locked

In fact, we are
(even though I have to say
goodbye to the baby in the summer)
each sealed with a kiss. I have
all the characters committed;
one day we'll send you love.

Yes, it is cool
in the summer alone.
But I will fill the vacuum I will send you.
I kiss the letter
in the same dream
of everyday life.

Please refer to the light of day.
I hear your voice anywhere.
I have to run slowly for you.

But I do not love this more.
My love does not exist.

I would like to bid farewell
to summer. We know that he loves.
I promised to meet in January 9
to allow a kiss to seal it.
Kiss, kiss, closed, locked,
sealed with a kiss.

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