Funny Words: Automatic Poetry

Google Earth has already created some stunning, if accidental, photography. Now there is a new genre of Google Autocomplete poetry.  Huffington Post has the scoop.

The form has its limitations, although it will presumably be a boon to ribald verse, given how often those terms are searched.

Still, this one was charming:  o-GOOGLE-POETRY-570

And here’s one I did one myself, somewhat meta, I grant you. Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 8.58.28 AMI quite like “anaphora is no noiseless patient spider.” If I had a spider, I would start calling her Emily Anaphora at once. But on the whole I’ll stick to Wallace Stevens,  Frank O’Hara, and the like.

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