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  • Poetry written in Perl
  • Using perl to generate poetry
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New Poems
that new Math module haiku
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by zentara
on Sep 13, 2012 at 14:02
    I came upon a great realization today, that one of the best math equations ever, is also a haiku. Whoa momma, I think I might be nearing enlightenment! :-)

    the integral of
    e to the x equals f
    of u to the n



    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
    Old Perl Programmer Haiku ................... flash japh
Reflections from the Hermitage
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by Athanasius
on Sep 08, 2012 at 04:59

    5 Perlimericks

    A team of aspiring Perlistas
    Would type till their fingers got blisters.
         But without their espresso,
         The code was a mess, so
    They had to take turns as baristas.
    A Perl coder sheepdog named Shep,
    As a herder acquired a rep —
         An array he did keep
         Full of cows, goats, and sheep,
    Then he gathered the sheep using grep.
    Said the Scribe, as his postings increased,
    “An obsession? No, not in the least!
         With my time I’m restrictive.
         I know it’s addictive.”
    At the last report, he was a Priest...
    An old coder’s wit (not a flash of it!)
    Rejected my Perl (the whole stash of it).
         He’d been coding all day
         An associative array,
    So I said, “Well, you’ve sure made a hash of it!”
    Said the boss, “Java’s pure and sublime;
    To use anything else is a crime.”
         But a rebel named Earl
         Said “I much prefer Perl” —
    And his project was finished on time.

    © 2012

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum

Question 2
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by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 30, 2012 at 07:28
    sub o{ print@_; scalar <>; } o "How to increase 2 output?\n"; o "More fiber you say?\n"; o "Really?\n"; __END__ How to increase 2 output? eat about 2.5 tablespoons of chia seeds daily More fiber you say? yes, more fiber, but whith chia you also get omega-3 Really? yes, really
3 rhyming haikus (profanity included)
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by nemesdani
on Aug 27, 2012 at 06:33
    I went to the Monks
    Cause I heard that they always
    Think outside the box

    I got an answer
    Written, not oral, it is
    The story's moral:

    I was too casual
    Because I didn't read the
    Fucking manual


    I'm too lazy to be proud of being impatient.
Perl Poetry - Farewell
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by Ravi V
on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:44

    here is my first perl poetry, which i have written while taking farewell from my colleagues....

    #!/usr/bin/perl # first i wanna use warnings; #as i m new to whole poetry thing. my $dear = "friends" . "as"; my $journey; @on = (" COMPANY_NAME","ends"); each %of ; $you = "" . "Best Of Luck " . "for all your dreams"; while (<i am gone>) {} do { $give_me_a_call= "on"; my $cell = "+00 0000000000"; #OR #you can just $drop_me_a_mail = 'ravi.v@xyz.com'; #on last Day; }; $I = "wanna_say"; ($thanks, $to_all) = ("\:\)\n", "till the day") ; $I =~ /have_to/ ; $to=pack('c*',66,89,70-1) . #and_move $on[0] . "\n"; #again $to_all = %of . $you; $give_me_a_call =~ /or/ ; $drop_me_a_mail =~ /(.*)..@..(.*)/ ; # #and let me print $thanks, $to, $you, "- friends ...take care\:\)\:\)\n\n~" . uc($1) . " \:\)\n" ; #i mean c u

    When executed :OUTPUT
    :)
    BYE COMPANY_NAME
    Best Of Luck for all your dreams- friends :):)

    ~RAVI :)

Scenes from the Monastery
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by Athanasius
on Aug 17, 2012 at 05:38
    5 Rhyming Haikus
    Newcomer puzzled
    By de-refs; but quickly copes
    With lexical scopes.
    Seeker of wisdom
    Finds that reputation lags
    For want of <code> tags.
    Fresh-minted Friar
    Learning Consideration
    In Moderation.
    Tricky answer found—
    Dancing and cries of “Whoopie!”
    As in rolls XP.
    Newbies, scholars, saints,
    Together in the cloisters
    Opening oysters.

    © 2012

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum

Busy Bees
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by chacham
on Aug 12, 2012 at 20:38

    1 B, the special Bee, the Spelling Bee
    2 B, must be the Apple run. BLOAD and BRUN, made Being apple fun.
    3 B, the Better Be, the bureau whose business helps us Be.
    4Bes, publishes a list, filled with the world's richest.
    5 Bs, is a hive, it stings! it hurts! but i'm still alive.

The monk
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by chacham
on Aug 05, 2012 at 23:43

    There is that one monk, who most do not see,
    A quite quiet fellow, at our monastery,
    He loves to clean up, and dust off those bits,
    And screams at the slackers, often in fits.
    He can get quite angry, raising his fists,
    But all of us love him, and just let him be.

    He knows all the places, he's been here a while,
    He knows all the rooms, and then every tile.
    He puts things in order, in all in their places,
    He cleans up the trash, without leaving traces,
    He knows all the monks, recognizes their faces,
    And memorizes the information on file.

    He rotates the logs, and never asks why.
    He cleans up the systems, so they can get by,
    He dusts off the screens, and washes the cases,
    He makes all the backups, on a regular basis,
    He installs all the systems, keeping their places,
    And knows plenty of digits in pi.

    Yet despite all of his, keeping things going,
    His weakness is, it always starts showing,
    All of his greatness, begins to unfurl,
    His brain just stops working, and goes for a whirl,
    Whenever it comes to, coding in perl,
    He's the one monk, who knows not of coding.

    Everyone wonders, why is he here?
    Yet everyone loves him, and holds him so dear,
    He's always so friendly, makes sure to say hi,
    He's tries to stay hidden, he truly is shy,
    He helps others out, 'cus he a nice guy,
    It kind of feels good when he's near.

    At first all his quirks, had other monks sneering,
    The terrible gossip, and unpleasant jeering,
    Yet he won them all over, when he helped them out,
    He always shows up, he's always about,
    Now they're on his side, he has lots of clout.
    As if he got a fair hearing.

    So, if you see him coming, you should feel glad,
    He's sure to help out, if only a tad,
    He can always introduce you, to people he knows,
    He can always inform you, he knows how it goes,
    He'll even just listen, to all of your woes,
    He really isn't that bad.

Which Switch
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by chacham
on Jul 30, 2012 at 23:52

    There's a time to rhyme
    And a time to code,
    Instead of writing this silly ode.

    There's a rhyme to time,
    And a rhyme to code,
    Yet still i'm writing this silly ode.

    And now i'm out,
    Of the two-bit switch,
    And yet i wonder now of which.

    I'm out for now,
    To switch my bits,
    And hopefully then, i will know which.

Old Friend
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by karisma
on Jul 27, 2012 at 22:11

    Hey Perl, it's been a while
    I used to use you in, always in style

    Not everyone appreciated
    the cool code, that I created
    But there were those special few (Perl Monks!)
    who knew, what I saw in you

    They asked me hey, write me a regex
    I'd say, of course, nothing is too complex
    If only they had appreciated
    what to them, seemed so discombobulated

    Maybe I am just a little old-school
    but I still think that Perl is cool


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