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Yoda Poetry

“Rhyme anytime, I can.”
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To counteract the widespread unpopularity of Yoda speak, the master has released a tome of limericks and poems.

A boy from Tatooine, I met.
Him ready as a Jedi, I get.
And fight like a man,
Also I can,
Except that, my pants, I wet.

FarmerJohn, Jul 12 2002

(?) skye boat song http://www.contempl...otmidi/skyeboat.htm
lends itself well to yoda-speak, especially in the second and fourth stanzas. [sappho, Jul 15 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(?) The other Yoda song http://www.orton.de...star_wars_song.html
Do not click if you wish harm to come to the surviving members of the Village People. [1percent, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Croissant, good this is, mmm yes.
8th of 7, Jul 12 2002

       more, we need. ideas, must have.
sadie, Jul 12 2002

       Come, good food. Croissant, I give.
mighty_cheese, Jul 12 2002

       I'm hearing the sound of an over-flying reference again.
angel, Jul 12 2002

       Young boy, Anakin called was he,   

       Jedi, Obi-Wan trained him to be,   

       Wed him Amidala of Naboo,   

       But Dark Side turned him to,   

       Now next film, wait you all to see !
8th of 7, Jul 12 2002

       blissmiss: "I find your lack of taste ..... disturbing". <makes squeezing motion with raised hand, waits for vitim to collapse choking>.
8th of 7, Jul 12 2002

       [8th of 7]: Yes! Yes! Give in to your rage! With every passing moment, you are more my slave!
earl, Jul 12 2002

       How come George W Bush and Dan Quayle make a few mistakes with the English language and people consider them idiots, while Yoda can't even manage to get subject-verb-object in the correct order, and he's considered this supremely profound being of intergalactic knowledge? Does Dubya need big pointy ears?
pottedstu, Jul 12 2002

       Dubya has big pointy ears.   

       Impress me not, starwars ideas
[ sctld ], Jul 12 2002

       Any chance poetry could redeem JarJarspeak?
beauxeault, Jul 12 2002

       beauxeault: No.
8th of 7, Jul 12 2002

       UnaBubba: "What is thy bidding, my master ?"
8th of 7, Jul 12 2002

       In space, a bad empire, I knew.
To Republic Galactic, they flew.
Bravely we fought.
Died they or were caught.
For breakfast, their bots now I chew.
FarmerJohn, Jul 12 2002

       ..... Yoda Haikus ?
8th of 7, Jul 13 2002

       UB: also latin, which fits into the whole yoda: wise thing..
yamahito, Jul 13 2002

       I went to a wedding in Scotland recently and there was a hymn sung to the tune of the Skye Boat Song. The verse parts (orig.: "Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar, Thunder clouds rend the air..." etc) are clearly quite difficult to set proper sentence structures. The writer trying to make a wedding-appropriate song ended up with something like
"Hard is their toil,
Weary they'll be..."
I forget the rest but I was giggling away at the back of the church. I'll try to find my order of service and write what it all said.
sappho, Jul 15 2002

       I always figured Yoda-speak was supposed to be like poorly translated Japanese. The whole wise martial arts sage / hermit thing. In Japanese you say a lot of things like "tasty it is" or "ready are you?"   

       Think you not?
magrak, Jul 16 2002

       Jedi poet, am I, Warrior poet Training, have I   

       Annoying Whiney Bastard, Luke Skywalker, his name it is.   

       Clean the snakes out of my soup I must. Kill Jar-Jar I will, or bust.
Severian, Jul 16 2002

       There were a hundred things wrong with that movie.
DrCurry, Jul 17 2002

       Well I've been around, but I ain't never seen
A guy who looks like a Muppet but he's wrinkled and green
He's my Yoda
Y-O-D-A Yoda
Yo-yo yo yo-yo-da....
waugsqueke, Jul 18 2002

       Me a Y, you give.
Me an O, you give.
Me a D, you give.
Me an A, you give.
What spell, it does?
It louder, you say.
Not hear you, I can!
FarmerJohn, Jul 18 2002

       // 2) Deleting a computer file is the second most mundane thing I can think of. //   

       Maybe they were using Unix?
RayfordSteele, Jan 07 2003

       Jedi, we are. Tell, you can!
Droids, we beat, and off they ran!
Off, count - 1 2!
Off, sound - 3 4!
1 2 3 4 - 1 2 - 34!

       Best, our master Yoda was!
Now, that know, Count Dooku does!
Off, count - 1 2!
Off, sound - 3 4!
1 2 3 4 - 1 2 - 34!
FarmerJohn, Jan 08 2003

       a very confused girl said, what idea has this message led, for my brain can't send, messages to comprehend, this confusing message you said.
sailormoonfan, Jan 25 2003

       Old Yoda once lived in a cave
Old Yoda did not have to shave
He wore robes with no pants
To look good when he danced
Did you know Yoda's first name is Dave?
bungston, Mar 28 2003

       Dubya's mistakes are more along the dyslexic order (terriers and bariffs) while Yoda's are more reminicent of another language. It's one thing to sound forign, quite another to sound dyslexic which still has a stigma to it. Not that I like Dubya.
Lizz612, Apr 23 2003

       Remain silent no longer, I can. Speak I must.   

       Perhaps this isn't the place for it (there are not many places for it), but as no one has yet mentioned the cute little Y-O-D-A song that made the Web rounds a few years ago, I've provided the link.   

       Warn you I must: you have to be a certain kind of Village People-loving disco-apologist Star Wars fan to like this little song parody. All others might be merely annoyed.   

       [pottedstu]: crazy call me, but I think Dubya would look pretty good with a set of big pointy ears. It might help him look wise and gnomish, yes, hmmm?
1percent, Apr 23 2003

       You're, like, crazy, k? He, like, SO has the wrong colouring to pull of those ears. Like, talk to the hand.
sambwiches, Apr 23 2003

       [unabubba] i'm shocked you would even suggest such a thing...   

       incidentally, folks, you all need to get your limerick rules straight. most of you have way too many syllables per line.   

       lines 1, 2 and 5: seven to ten syllables. your options are:   

       -** -** -
* -** -** -
** -** -** -

       where - is a stressed syllable and * is an unstressed. essentially, the line is made of two dactyls plus one single stressed syllable, and may optionally begin with a headless dactyl (one which is missing its first one or two parts). you can also add the so-called "feminine ending" which is a legal move in most metered poetry, in which you tack on one unstressed syllable at the end of any line.   

       lines 3 and 4 have four to six syllables:   

       -** -
* -** -

       being composed of one dactyl plus one stressed syllable and optionally beginning with one unstressed syllable. likewise, the feminine ending is legit.   

       for example:   

       a jedi young 'walker became
to follow in his father's name
just wait until later
when he'll meet darth vader
we'll see if he still feels the same

* -** -** -
* -** -** -
* -** -*
* -** -*
* -** -** -

       just fyi...   

       [edited 4.26.03 because i had forgotten about feminine endings...]
urbanmatador, Apr 25 2003

       //The other ninety-eight, Please elucidate.//   

       3) Yoda: "concentrate your fire on the *memory hole*"   

       4) Yoda: "Bring me a ship"
LoneRifle, Apr 26 2003

       urbanmatador: And of course the added challenge here is to end lines with a rhyming verb.
FarmerJohn, Apr 26 2003

       [farmerjohn] indeed. though, not necessarily a verb...   

       the thing that we ask about jenny
is can there be very many
young girls in the place
with so lovely a face
the answer to that is not any!
(from "matilda")

       that's all nouns. my star wars example had all sorts of words for line endings.
urbanmatador, Apr 26 2003

       With soda rhymes Yoda. With barf rhymes Darth.   

       Me Beer.
popbottle, Oct 12 2014

       For this to work, surely the rhymes at the start of lines would have to be, rather than the ends at?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 14 2014


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