I first started programming when I was 8, but between age 13 and 20 I had a period where I didn't really have access to computers. When I got back to computing, Perl was my first new language. The book Learning Perl was my Bible for years, and the introduction in which Larry Wall explains that all programming languages are just human languages gave me a way to think about programming as a second language which fit in well with what I'd been doing during my teens (ie learning lots of foreign languages). Larry Wall's conception of programming languages as human languages and the tradition of Perl Poetry is what led to the way that I teach students to program today. "It's all just language. Learn the vocabulary. Learn the syntax. Talk to the computer."
It's great to see this poem here.
I think Python is to modern programming what Perl was to programming in the 90's. I'd love to see some Python poetry.