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Re: OT: (Somewhat) OT: Avant-garbled spam.

From:Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>
Date:Thursday, January 15, 2009, 23:29
on 1/15/09 2:27 PM, Lars Finsen at lars.finsen@ORTYGIA.NO wrote:

> Den 15. jan. 2009 kl. 21.53 skreiv Gary Shannon: > >> I've read computer generated poetry along those lines that is very >> evocative, and fills one with the feeling that something deeply >> profound is lurking just beneath the surface. Yet any attempt to >> tease out that _almost_ tangible profundity seems to fail. >> >> Consider this example from "A Hand With Myriad Digits" (<http:// >>>): >> >> THE DUSK OF GREED'S DOOM GATHERS OVER >> THOSE DEVOURING THEIR OWN DELIGHTS >> COULD THE GREENWOOD BUT WAIT IN ME > > Mmmm, not bad. I can see that it's programmed with alliteration and > perhaps even internal rhymes. Very old but effective devices. It > should be possible to program in some metrics, too. > > A useful tool perhaps for poets who can't find other inspiration. You > only need to add real profundity. Here I would perhaps change > 'greenwood' to 'greenworm', for starters. > > Anyway, as the products can be entertaining to read, can inspire and > evoke and convey a sense of profundity. Enough to classify as real > poetry for me, if not *great* poetry. > > Have to take some time with that site. > > LEF
AH!!! I thinx some recent avant-metal tends to have lyrics along these very lines (pardon the bat punnin'). i.e. The Abominable Iron Sloth's "Hats Made of Veal And That New Car Scent"... Resurection! Repent, the end is near Live life in shades of fear For your doom is here Entire nations Have burned to the ground Upon the hands Of the Black Serpent Lord You can sing this at my funeral The prophets are all going blind Because there is nothing left to see The thieves are all going home Because there is nothing left to steal -- Hanuman Zhang, 3-Toed-Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poesie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poesie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars