Processing My Poetry and Merging Google's Poetic Talents with Mine

(elkement. Created: 2014-09-27. Tags: Subversive, Nostalgia, Google, Art, Poetry, Weird. German Version.)

On the German version of this page you do indeed find my original poetry, written in 1998. In order to allow English readers a glimpse into my post adolescent postmodern gloomy stanzas I resort to Google Translate. This is done deliberately to add that flavor of Search Term Poetry or Spam Poetry.

Words
By the Subversive Element

words
preformed
in the depths of consciousness
blister
on the surface
overdraw my picture of the world
with thousands of multicolored drops

words
rich like tentacles
in my reality
and tug at unwavering.
Burning streams of lava
apparent safety
Streams of water
wet the parched land
my reason

words
dig their tunnels
through my mind
let my soul
go on swaying bridges
about locations of past struggles
past monuments
for heroics
whose meaning I have forgotten

words
flow into my reality
here and now
and satisfy themselves
echoed by
in a world
which has changed
in this moment

This is even worse than the German version. But with more help from Google I know we can do better.

I am running this now through Google Translate again and translate it - using one result as an input for the next round:
>> to Spanish >> to Italian >> to French >> to Zulu >> to Nepalese >> to Korean >> to Finnish >> and back to German

The result (shown on the German page) is quite remarkable - to me this sounds like a Zen koan.

Now I am ready to translate it back to English - and this is what I call poetry!

Text
By the Subversive Element and Google

text
Preformed
deep knowledge of the
GO
surface
Search in my view of the world
Thousands of colorful drops

text
Subscribe to the rich
In fact, my
Hold on tight and pull.
burn the floor
apparently safety
current
short dry
My September

text
shaft tunnel
my heart
My soul
swivel the foot
In the past, a state of war
Monuments of the past
competition
The meaning is forgotten

text
my real
now here
And to ensure
echo
March
change
2 hours

Artistic Jupiter

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