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google translate poetry

I am friends with several people who do not live in the US, and/or who do not speak English as their native language. I love keeping up with them on Facebook, and luckily for me, Facebook even provides a simple way for me to translate their foreign-language status updates into English! Unfortunately for Facebook, their automatic translator is not always the most accurate, and has trouble with idiomatic expressions and slang. Luckily for all of us, many of these translations come out sounding like pieces of strange avant garde poetry. In honor of World Poetry Day, I have decided to share with you a poem I constructed out of my favorite lines: The dream year [year of dream] That’s going to give this new year? Anguish of the beginning of the year, which fall on me all of a sudden, like lightning.. It’s not laugh the seagulls.. Beautiful, isn’t it? ^^ I find myself almost as beautiful as a salmon En papillote. Look at the roots and wings, and falls on the Castle of Miolans On …