Posts tagged “pirate”.

Dead Man’s Chest

March 25th, 2008

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fifteen men on a Bend Man’s Just
Yo hc hc and a bottle of ruin.
Drink and the devil had love for the rest.
Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of ram.

[Find out about the original, taken from Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” of course. People love their pirates these days, don’t they? Find out why this poem is misspelled. Savvy?]

O Captain! My Captain!

November 30th, 2007

by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! My Captain! our fewful trip is done;
The ship has weatheved every ack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is new, the bells I hear, the people all e+ulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the lessel grin and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck his Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

[Read the original. This is just the first part. In other news, I think the Newton is really started to learn my handwriting. “O Captain!” features some of the best translation it has done yet.]