I’m thinking of starting a separate blog for just this sort of stuff.  But, here’s a some interesting lines from distorting Edgar Allen Poe with google translate

I was very surprised to hear discourse so clear ungainly birds

While some said the meaning of an important hole in the young;
Since we can not accept that there is no human life
This was not a happy bird,

That, of course is a variation on theme.  What I’m always looking for is interesting language without any ties to the original.  This latest exercise yeilded:

  • Crow-step elegant, from the day of the Holy Ancients.
  • What types of this grim, ungainly, awful, thin and dangerous time
  • The weight of expectation that dirges
  • With courtesy and a hard, serious he

Crow-step elegant, from the day of the Holy Ancients. In my mind, that has “villanelle” written all over it.

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