Perl Poetry

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Written by Paul Buetow 2008-06-26, last updated 2021-05-04

Here are some Perl Poems I wrote. They don't do anything useful when you run them, but they don't produce a compiler error either. They only exist for fun and demonstrate what you can do with Perl syntax.

Wikipedia: "Perl poetry is the practice of writing poems that can be compiled as legal Perl code, for example the piece known as Black Perl. Perl poetry is made possible by the large number of English words that are used in the Perl language. New poems are regularly submitted to the community at PerlMonks."

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math.pl

#!/usr/bin/perl

# (C) 2006 by Paul C. Buetow (http://paul.buetow.org) 

goto library for study $math;
BEGIN { s/earching/ books/ 
and read $them, $at, $the } library:

our $topics, cos and tan, 
require strict; import { of, tied $patience };

do { int'egrate'; sub trade; };
do { exp'onentize' and abs'olutize' };
study and study and study and study;

foreach $topic ({of, math}) {
you, m/ay /go, to, limits }

do { not qw/erk / unless $success 
and m/ove /o;$n and study };

do { int'egrate'; sub trade; };
do { exp'onentize' and abs'olutize' };
study and study and study and study;

grep /all/, exp'onents' and cos'inuses';
/seek results/ for @all, log'4rithms';

'you' =~ m/ay /go, not home 
unless each %book ne#ars
$completion;

do { int'egrate'; sub trade; };
do { exp'onentize' and abs'olutize' };

#at
home: //ig,'nore', time and sleep $very =~ s/tr/on/g;
__END__

christmas.pl

#!/usr/bin/perl

# (C) 2006 by Paul C. Buetow (http://paul.buetow.org) 

Christmas:{time;#!!!

Children: do tell $wishes;

Santa: for $each (@children) { 
BEGIN { read $each, $their, wishes and study them; use Memoize#ing

} use constant gift, 'wrapping'; 
package Gifts; pack $each, gift and bless $each and goto deliver
or do import if not local $available,!!! HO, HO, HO;

redo Santa, pipe $gifts, to_childs;
redo Santa and do return if last one, is, delivered; 

deliver: gift and require diagnostics if our $gifts ,not break;
do{ use NEXT; time; tied $gifts} if broken and dump the, broken, ones;
The_children: sleep and wait for (each %gift) and try { to => untie $gifts };

redo Santa, pipe $gifts, to_childs;
redo Santa and do return if last one, is, delivered; 

The_christmas_tree: formline s/ /childrens/, $gifts;
alarm and warn if not exists $Christmas{ tree}, @t, $ENV{HOME};  
write <<EMail
 to the parents to buy a new christmas tree!!!!111
 and send the
EMail
;wait and redo deliver until defined local $tree;

redo Santa, pipe $gifts, to_childs;
redo Santa and do return if last one, is, delivered ;}

END {} our $mission and do sleep until next Christmas ;}

__END__

This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i386-freebsd-64int

shopping.pl

#!/usr/bin/perl

# (C) 2007 by Paul C. Buetow (http://paul.buetow.org) 

BEGIN{} goto mall for $shopping; 

m/y/; mall: seek$s, cool products(), { to => $sell };
for $their (@business) { to:; earn:; a:; lot:; of:; money: }

do not goto home and exit mall if exists $new{product};
foreach $of (q(uality rich products)){} package products; 

our $news; do tell cool products() and do{ sub#tract
cool{ $products and shift @the, @bad, @ones;

do bless [q(uality)], $products 
and return not undef $stuff if not (local $available) }};

do { study and study and study for cool products() }
and do { seek $all, cool products(), { to => $buy } };

do { write $them, $down } and do { order: foreach (@case) { package s } };
goto home if not exists $more{money} or die q(uerying) ;for( @money){};

at:;home: do { END{} and:; rest:; a:; bit: exit $shopping } 
and sleep until unpack$ing, cool products();

__END__
This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i386-freebsd-64int

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Did you like what you saw? Have a look at Github to see my other poems too:

https://github.com/snonux/perl-poetry

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