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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
New Poems
Neverending war
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by space_monk
on Nov 06, 2012 at 01:49
    Prompted by a dislike of getting up this morning...
    Six thirty; Code waits
    New day fighting new battle
    Core dumps shrapnel
floating down the information stream
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by zentara
on Nov 05, 2012 at 07:25
Coming home
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by bibliophile
on Oct 26, 2012 at 09:56
    A brief hiatus
    into the world of Javascript.
    It's good to be back.

wait for @commands
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by Sixtease
on Oct 05, 2012 at 08:30

    Not really a poem, it just struck me how nice the second line of this code sounds:

    for (@commands) { if (fork==0) { exec $_ } }; wait for @commands;
    use strict; use warnings; print "Just Another Perl Hacker\n";
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


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