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"Poetry" is in the eye of the beholder; it could be any of:
  • Poetry written in Perl
  • Using perl to generate poetry
  • Poetry about Perl/PerlMonks
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What i love..
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by perlron
on Oct 25, 2014 at 14:02
    what i love about strings is they are so mutable
    what i love about TT is it makes HTML so usable
    what i love about perlbrew is it relieves me of variables
    what i love about Moose is it makes those large projects workable
    what i love about perl is it starts ugly but ends up beautiful
You dont get to..
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by perlron
on Oct 24, 2014 at 08:51

    You donít get to..
    #Facebook you don't get to 100 million friends without making a few enemies
    #CPAN you dont get to 140,458 modules without seeing a little baloney
    #Cpanm you donít get to become our fav util without the brewís company
    #Perl you donít get to be called the dead lang until you finish of us zombies
    and #Perl 6- you dont get to be the defacto Perl , without giving a DATE of RELEASE :D
    woot woot.

    Note -thanks to everyone on perlmonks and twitter for their sincere advice, which inspired me to write this piece.

Wannabe.PL - my first Poem
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by perlron
on Oct 24, 2014 at 07:09
    print 'true'
    if ('i wanna be someone great' lt 'i wanna build something great');
I wrote my car in Perl
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by chacham
on Oct 14, 2014 at 13:37

    I wrote my car in Perl, my project for today,
    I started with use gas, and proceeded on my way,
    But a friend who's eco-friendly, and perhaps a bit eccentric,
    Changed it to require, and Acme::clean::electric,
    And that's when things got strange, and all about was hectic,
    Though, searching through the code i was not able to detect it.

    I wrote my bed in Perl, to sleep upon my code,
    I dreampt a fairy came, and turned me into a toad,
    I hopped upon my pillow, bellowing, "oh gribbit!"
    "If my princess frog arrives, the kiss, but who will give it?"
    I woke up in a sweat, and after just a minute,
    I fixed a nasty bug, and tons of others in it.

    I wrote my house in Perl, to save a bit of rent,
    I still don't have the money, nor an idea where it went,
    But on that fateful day, when my friend came and arrived,
    He found so many bugs, we're amazed that i survived,
    Well, there was a patch or two, without a thought contrived,
    That worked in the short term, but was longevity deprived.

    And that's my life of code, which worked until a friend,
    Or unconscious source, showed me what had to bend,
    I might just try again, but plan before i do,
    To use others' advice, (and check on CPAN too,)
    For though it's great homemade, and i do adore home brew,
    It usually is better, to sit and think things through.

I'd code without....
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by chacham
on Oct 07, 2014 at 09:30

    I'd code without my eyes, if i could still see.
    I'd code with no soul, but that wouldn't be me.

    I'd code without my head, but how would i think?
    I'd code with no mouth, but how would i drink?

    I'd code without my ears, but who'd hear me shout?
    I code with no hair, i already pulled it out.

    I'd code without my hands, but my digits would fall,
    I'd make up with my toes, but i don't have the gall.

    I'd code without my fingers, but keys must be pressed,
    I could peck with my nose, who would have guessed?

    I could code with no knees, there's some room to bend,
    I could try with no legs, and start a short trend.

    I might code with my feet, just don't jump to conclusions,
    My clone could take over, but that'd lead to confusion.

    I'd code without my heart,, i just couldn't.

Welcome to the Monastary
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by chacham
on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:32
Make the world better than you found it.
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by ghernandez
on Sep 11, 2014 at 01:49
    sub self($) { $world = shift; return ++$world; }
Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor
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by ghernandez
on Sep 11, 2014 at 01:47
    print "Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor.\n"; sub razorsEdge { $life=shift; $death=shift; if ($death == $life) { $life = int(rand($death+1)*2); $death = int(rand($life+1)*2); } $life++ if ($life < $death); $death-- if ($death > $life); $life-- if ($life > $death); $death++ if ($death < $life); razorsEdge($life, $death); } razorsEdge($life, $death);
A love poem that parses
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by awesomeamyg
on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:53
    #!/usr/bin/perl my $love; for (@you) { until ($i) {die $i; do {}}; }
Dunning-Kruger Meets Bulwer-Lytton
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by GotToBTru
on Aug 12, 2014 at 01:01

    In the writing of poetry, worthy of tribute
    The most crucialistic part is the words in the poem.
    Sure, rhyme, rhythm, meter, these all contribute
    But if you make lousy word choices, people are going to read it and say "Who wrote this trash?" and then somebody says "GotToBTru" and then somebody says "Who's that?" and out of embarrassment they say "Don't know 'im."

    Does Perl Monks have an official Poet Laureate?
    We've got a section here for him, ready and warmed up.
    Meanwhile, rank and file monks fill in with haiku and couplet
    Waiting for a real class act to finally show up.

    That's not me, I'm not a skilled nor prolific Perl Poetry contributor.
    I much prefer coding, I'm not ashamed to admit it.
    So it works out not to be much of a non sequitur
    To say "GotToBTru. Your day job - don't quit it."

    1 Peter 4:10

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