Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kangaroo Mondegreen

I always liked the Beatles song, "Across The Universe," but I always wondered about what "kangaroo deva" could possibly mean.

So today I finally looked it up, and it's not about a kangaroo at all. It's  "Jai guru deva om", which is a Sanskrit fragment, which might mean something like "glory to the shining remover of darkness".

I'm disappointed, even kind of bitter.
I'd visualized that cute Australian critter
making its way, without a stop,
across the sky in just one hop.

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