This is my first attempt at perl poetry, so please consider that.

Inspired by katgirl's excellent Bohemian Rhapsody (part 1) (and part 2), I attempted the following, an attempt at "Eclipse" from The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, written by Roger Waters. (Good song-I can only claim the any bugs in the interpretation. My appreciation to all those where were in the CB who helped with some questions while I was attempting to code this.)

%All; %Everyone; %Everything; $light = "sun"; @all_that_you = qw(touch see taste feel love hate give deal buy beg bo +rrow steal do say eat slight); @all_you = qw(feel distrust save create destroy); @everyone_you = qw(meet fight); @all_that_is = qw(now gone to_come); @everything_under = ("the sun"); @All{@all_that_you, @all_you, @all_that_is} = ("in tune") x (@all_that +_you, @all_you, @all_that_is); @Everyone{@everyone_you} = ("in tune") x @everyone_you; @Everything{@everything_under} = ("in tune") x @everything_under; my $light = "moon"; $dark_side_of_the_moon = undef; $all = "dark";

Update: Found and added link to page containing lyrics after someone suggested that it might be hard to follow for someone unfamiliar with the lyrics. Enjoy.

In reply to Eclipse by atcroft

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