Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nymphiad's Tag : Random-osition

How Nymphiad's tag works to create an abstract modern poem :

1. Go to wikipedia.
2. Hit "random"or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random.
3. Set the title of the first random wikipedia article that appears as the title of your poem.
4. Go to "Random quotations"or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3.
5. Select the first three or five words (or suitable) of the very first quote on the page for the first line of your poem.
6. Select the last three or five words (or suitable) of the next quote on the page for the second line of your poem.
7. Select the first three or five words (or suitable) of the third quote on the page for the third line.
8. ...and then use alternate quotes until you’ve made it to the last quote.
9. Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days" or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days.
10. The fifth picture, no matter what it is, should be your poem image.

What I got :

Toscha Seidel

I take it as a man's duty
and a courageous person afterward.

Many persons have a wrong idea
(of )the real value of a job.

We are continually faced with
contempt - and children.

Have you ever observed that we pay
who have themselves been born. (?!)

Cocooned inside our private dramas
travel - not a destination.

I didn't upload the photo as I didn't want to get into copyright related issues, so I just provide the link here.

Well, at least I had fun in terms of anticlimaxes galore ; and now I'm having splendid fun analysing this curious specimen of what might be the language of the unconscious itself, so curiously bizarre and yet potentially meaningful it seems !

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