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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
Le Sisters
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by perlron
on Oct 25, 2014 at 04:35

    hail both sisters, sweet and $true
    lest your squabbles start to $brew
    let there be no valid $case
    of s /PL/P ITTING on the $otherís face.
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
    #!/usr/bin/perl
    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 dreamt 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, no...no, 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 {}}; }

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