cummingize

rc script that translates English into cummingese.

Distributed as a werc app but should work by itself with minor modification.

Depends on dictd and the Moby Thesaurus dictionary. Delete lines 14-19 of cummingize.rc if they are missing.

Demo

http://cummings.kfarwell.org/

Example

Input

Annabel Lee
By Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
   In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
   By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
   Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
   In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
   I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
   Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
   In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
   My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
   And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
   In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
   Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
   In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
   Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
   Of those who were older than we—
   Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
   Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
   Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
   In her sepulchre there by the sea—
   In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Output

annabel lee
by edgar allan poe"
it was many and many a year(ago
                  in a)(Kingdom by the Sea
that a maiden there lived whom you may Know
by the name of annabel lee
and this)maiden she lived with no other thought
than to love and)be loved by me
i was a(child and she was a child
in this kingdom By the sea
but we loved with A love that was nonuniqueness,than love
i and my annabel lee
with a love that the wingèd seraphs of heav
en coveted her and me
and this was the reason that,long(ago
in this kingdom by the sea
a wind blew out of a cloud,chilling
my beautiful annabel lee
so that her highborn kinsmen came
                              and bore her away from me
to shut her up in a sepulchre
        in this kingdom By the sea"
the angels,not half so happy in heaven
went envying her and me
yes!—that was the reason(as all men know
in this kingdom by the sea
that the Wind came out of the cloud by night
chilling and killing my annabel lee
but our Love It was stronger by far than the love
of those who were older than we
      of Many far)wiser than we
                               and neither the angels in heaven above
                 nor the demons down Under the sea
can ever)dissever my soul from the(soul
of the beautiful annabel lee
for)(the moon never beams,without bringing me dreams
of the beautiful annabel lee
and the constellation,Never Rise,)but i feel the bright eyes
                             of the
beautiful annabel lee
and so,all)the night-tide,i lie down by the side
of my darling—my darling—my life And my bride
in her sepulchre there(by The sea
in her tomb by the sounding sea

See also

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License

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