Form Poetry that Delights Your Heart
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Here is part 2 of the generator series. Frisk semi-poetry can be launched through computers.
1. Resting May Pay
COMMENT. Hm - mhm. What is meant by "cornflakes" above? Something flattened and sweet, maybe. A screen fellow (actor, actress) or newspaper-depicted nude is not totally unlike that - screen flat (two-dimensional) and "shared by many" during the breakfast meal too.
"Cornflake"-making fame is quite a risky flattener, a tough thing to handle at times, just like public lavatories. Briskness alone will not do all the time; you have to be on your guard also, supposedly -
Many readers try to delight on eating the pictures and flat stories of many public cornflakes - celebs, that is.
2. Pleasure's Babe (Poem), with the womb of many poems
Matix is Latin for 'womb'. In this setting there is good reason to mention it. Matrixes generate humans to evolve, and the little poem generator (womb, if you like) has now given birth to yet another delightful verse. You can make one yourself:
Find in the boxes the words and phrases that appeal strongly to your heart, add them up and you have something. Perhaps mystifying at first look. If so, wait till tomorrow or next week to have another glance at it. Then a little brushwork may be all that is further needed, and . . . you have a poem that makes sense! Maybe deep and mystifying without appearing like that at all -
Don't forget to experiment and build on your own experience. In building poems that suit you, see if this stepwise approach suits you:
And one more thing: Once you are pleased with your product, try to have a good, well-allied interpretation ready too, just in case - Take care to align yourself to something of high status if mean persons take to projecting bad stuff against you, just you do not conform at first glance by how you write. There are good reasons for lining up that way if you are surrounded by mean ones who make a living out of pretending, out of wearing masks, so to speak, and such facades crack and break in the face of what they cannot quite understand. Try not to become a target, a sitting duck.
A secret or three or four let out:
Polish the result - some words or lines could need to get brushed - maybe by having more than 's' [plural form] added - who knows.
Now for another three-liner
COMMENT. "◦Listen to your heart [Roxette]." Transmute concretes into abstracts, and meanings may start to come to the fore. For example,
If you work on the three-liner a bit more, being allied with great meditation teachings, you may evolve views that makes you appear less freakish. There is that hope, at any rate. However, not all facets of yoga and meditation are mainstream in the West yet.
Continue on your own if you feel up to some artful work one night - take a good look into the poem generator (matrix). You can also consider alternative terms and another ending - in the latter case you must artfully change and modify the last phrase, which is "takes what it takes". (see box 7).
One small change at that placement gives rise to 17 different poems. They may be so close to each other that you may not prefer to look on all of them as separate poems. Instead you may see them as quite decent verbalisations of belongingness that can be centred on your own dear mother.
Be that as it may. Here is an interpretation of the poem for us:
3b. Source of Aum (Interpretation)
That is one way to look at it - to interpret the poem as a mystical, cryptical thing. There are stories about the great Ramakrishna that exemplify the approach of realigning to Divinity in several ways.
Now, you bring in the background you have, the study you've been into, and voila - an interpretation. It should make good sense to yourself if not to all others, and among them the "tractor minded" guys who are stubborn and lack deep refinery - in other words are without smart finesse and think bad of it when they meet with it.
The slim poem generator can be fit for well over 200 million poems already, but stick to some that touch you deeply. This view can be substantiated by simple mathematics that explores the alternatives of the boxes. They are: [(18 x 21) x (13 x 7 x 14) x (17 x 18)] at present. Allowing for such as overlaps; chunking and compounding terms; and refined polishing with omissions and additions with discretion - not wholly as you please - the sum total can be larger too, but that hardly matters where a million is all right.
Evolved ones like to share delights.
4. Spanking Icebergs
COMMENT. The last verse happens to sum up the poet's life neatly if you consider or interpret the metaphors in certain ways and not other ways . . . For example, "icebergs" may be taken to mean Norwegians up in the very cold north, or sexually frozen ones, as the case may be. The monster referred to may be hailed by your mom due to lack of wit and decency. Be strong to see how yourself - you are on your own here.
Maybe you find you compete with Basho all at once:
The old pond
Instead of splashing: The haiku above is from the 1600s, and the japanese Zen artist's pseudonym is Basho (1644-94). There is room for variation in art, and in translating and interpreting this poem too. To go for some gentle middling path to stay all right and safe, should be OK.
This shows how some Buddhist monks, like Basho, learnt to write poetry in Japan. There are hints and deep hints inside the poem, according to old Japanese traditions. [Link] Salient poetry of this sort harms no one, it is hoped. These novel poems, like haiku poems, depend rather much on what each one accedes or manages to put into them.
And, as a long shot, these teachings could help against being taken in by wordplay that robs deep inner needs for belonging.
ALTERNATIVE: Make do with some boxes with cards in them if off-line poem-making matters. Take some blank cards and fill in the words and phrases in the boxes on them - one word or phrase for each card. Next you put the cards in seven boxes according to the design showed above. Next give it a try.
You may find by simple mathematics that your little box of phrases to shuffle, easily substitutes a hundred thousand good books of haiku poems. What then? Then you have been liberated from reading a lot of books. Life is to be lived, and here you have simplified for it by having a scheme for the equivalent of such as a hundred thousand poetry books.
The poetry matrix above is designed to generate up to 200 million haiku-near poems. Most of them function all right but can all the same be improved a bit by brushing and the like. Welcome your deep-probing poems with deep, existential undertones and think of the handy things to do after getting such a huge amount of spare time.
Consider the metaphors and stay on the safe side: There can be more than one interpretation of the terms used: icebergs are at times a metaphor of humans drifting in the ocean of being, for example.
A haiku is an utterly terse poem, and rather like a telegram. You may decide to fill in just a little here and there in your chosen poetry to be understood.
Find good reasons to dispense with neurotic "invocations" to "God Mistress" arrived at by human antropomorphism by and large. Instead of unnecessary gestures, win the trick.
Go for the greatest art you dare to. The one who decides on simple, good poetry can remain functional. For very much depends on assemblages and arrangement of their parts [Iste: "naqshband" index]. Much depends on arrangement in poetry too.
THERE IS more than paper and large trees to save in this. There is also saving of shelves and space. Electronic storing is a great space-saver too as you simplify your life to find the time to live adequately again. It is a fact that most people in Norway today have walth of things, but not of time. Free time has been traded in for the "stir" of things. and that is another way of being silly, as long as happiness dwindles by it, and native handiness is degraded or debunked for imports.
Discover how much you may save by a poem generator - make your own estimates if you care for. Take into account these: Money. Effort. Shelf-space. Time. Catering to things of poetry-making offers help. Here is almost a repeat:
After all, essentials have been mastered.
The startling formalism of haiku is tallied to the Japanese language and hokku poetry. As for haiku subject matters that were "allowed", foremost poets innovate some genres and create new avenues too. It happens now and then.
Old haiku poems can contain a quite objective description of nature and hint at one of the seasons. By the skilfulness of photo-like gravity of description they can evoke a definite, yet unstated, emotional response somehow.
One of the Japanese poets founded a poetics school of his own, after passing through a certain apprenticeship. Then he insisted that a haiku - to his liking - must contain both a perception of some eternal truth and some "now and here" some way or other. As you can halfway guess, others rose in time to acquire opinions of their own in the matter - on how to compose poetry well.
I for my part think blank verse is good enough - I feel no great need for artificial metres, rhymes and intricate endeavours that can take away the zest of expressing all too easily, and for little profit too. Such a view can be debated, for people are different.
This is fun for the sake of showing something. And there is room for much variation - of spelling, arrangement and arrangement of topic and so on. Just find some designs and variants that please the Child (zest in living) that is in you.
You can think of a good poem. It may assist your climb into some ideas. Actually, we do not need to look to Japan to express something terse and at times quite enigmatic and laden with figurative speech. Just spread a proverb over a few lines and there you have it. Also try to combine several proverbs into co-working poems too, as you like.
Some bits of figuratively expressed understanding may appear through your nightly dreams quite often. A dreamer is also a poet, a film maker, a creative one deep inside. To be on the outlook in such a direction too may improve your art along with skills, and help in improving your living too, if you learn how to interpret dreams sanely. [Link]
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