Sunday, May 13, 2012

Google Inspires Poetry

Google blogger has imposed new software and I continue to find kinks. 

One of the major issues is rather critical....publishing.  Yesterday I made a few notes on an idea for a future article.  I saved it but I did not post it.  The notes were very cryptic.  This morning I find that it was posted!  Apologies to those of you who read that....I am not trying my hand at Dadaist poetry as suggested by one reader.  (you made me laugh)

I then decided to research Dadaist Poetry and found that there are dadaist poetry generators online.  Here is a link to one:

Tristan Tzara.....A real Dadaist poet.

The definition of a Dada Poem is:  Poetry which denies all sense and reason  The word "dada" originates in French meaning 'hobbyhorse', a word selected at random from the dictionary.

I pasted the definition into the generator and this is the poem that was created.


originates meaning a word about

denies sense and meaning from Generator

and The word more Poetry

denies originates meaning random Dada by

denies all The Dada

Poetry reason. meaning word from Generator by

I think I can do this on my own.

Previous to this oops, the issue was that while I could schedule a publish date the article would not be published.  I've seen this problem mentioned by other bloggers as well.

So Onward and Upward.  Today I continue preparations for my trip to San Francisco to present a workshop for the East Bay Heritage Quilters.  The workshop will be held on Saturday and Monday which leaves Sunday to enjoy San Francisco.  In line with that Tom gave me a gift certificate for the bookshop at the De Young Museum.  How nice was that!  Thanks Tom.  

Thank you for spending time at Studio 24-7 even though sometimes there are weird notes and partial thoughts.  I love hearing from you and Remember.  

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  1. I hadn't heard of the generator (although how fun is that!); but I agree, the one you composed on your own was much finer. :)

    1. Thank you for the heads up! What a surprise.

      It always amazes me the stuff you find on the web.

  2. Have fun at the de Young - Jean Paul Gaultier is the big draw currently. Don't miss the Anatsui on the second floor or Ruth Asawa in the tower.
    Look forward to you and your workshop next week.

    1. Yes. Looks like there are some excellent shows on view. See you there!

  3. It is fun how one 'accident' leads to uncovering a somewhat obscure genre. Have a terrific trip to the West Coast, they're going to love you, but don't be pulled by the call of those sirens, we need you back here on our side of the map!

    1. Thank you Christine! I don't think I could afford to live in California even though I love the state. xo, T