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Monday, September 1, 2008

I can't define it - but I know it when I see it.

Okay - dig this.


I stumbled across this site called Wordle. Turns loads of words into "word clouds". This one is comprised of all the comments from the Blind Review Friday posting with the Piercy poem.


Instant poetry.

8 comments:

Jesus Crisis said...

Cool! I'll have to play with it. ;)

pottygok said...

I like that POEM is big and bold and smack dab in the center.

Theresa said...

this might become my new favorite game :)

pottygok said...

Here's one I did with the "Haiku U and Other Stuff" blog...

http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/157257/Cleveland_Poetics_2

pottygok said...

Okay, this is as addictive as coffee. Here's Shakespeare's Hamlet:

http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/157491/Hamlet

michael salinger said...

Here's one with the entire text of On the Road fed to it.

http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/157545/_Kerouac%27s_On_the_Road

Anonymous said...

Have you checked your mail yet today? Apparently the Cleveland Opera likes this site, too!

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Cool!

I actually have a short-short story coming up in the next issue of Asimov's, "Still on the Road," so I tried it: wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/168922/Still_On_the_Road

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Geoffrey A. Landis
http://www.sff.net/people/geoffrey.landis

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau