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Hatless Atlas, another symbol poem

Many years ago I ran across "Waka waka bang splat", a poem written by Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese of Calvin College & Seminary of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which appeared in the May/June 1990 issue of Infocus magazine and has since been floating around the Internet.




< > ! * ' ' #
^ " ` $ $ -
! * = @ $ _
% * < > ~ # 4
& [ ] . . /
| { , , SYSTEM HALTED

The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, to wit:

Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
Bang splat equal at dollar under-score,
Percent splat waka waka tilde number four,
Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.

I was so delighted by this that I shared it with a columnist at one of Salt Lake's papers, and it later appeared in one of his columns.

Today, I discovered a sequel,which thing I had never before imagined.

Sung to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star":

^<@<.@*
}"_# |
-@$&/_%
!(^I@|=>
;`+$?^?
,#"~|)^G

hat less at less point at star
backbrace double base pound space bar
dash at cash and slash base rate
wow open tab at bar is great
semi backquote plus cash huh DEL
comma pound double tilde bar close BEL

From all appearances, it seems to be a drinking (or a finance) song... and I have no idea who the creator of this little gem is.


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stevenroy
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of something I wrote once, "Slash At Asterisk". It wasn't nearly as creative as these but I think it had a pretty good beat.
ccdesan
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Uh huh. Well, now that you have my curiosity up, would you care to share it?

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