Take the first stanza to my poem “[Raw][raw],” and put it into [Altavista’s Bablefish][babel] translation service, translate it to a foreign language and back to English again, and the results are pure beatnik heaven. Continuing to send that translation back and forth until it stabilizes is referred to as Babelizing. Confused? Check out these examples. First, the stanza as originally written by me:

Slipshod and raw pink faces in the early light It