My Daddy brought his company’s iPad home for the weekend. It is the iPad that he uses to demonstrate his product to his clients. It had an app installed called “My Scrapbook” or something, but what it didn’t have was password protection. I hope my Daddy’s clients will appreciate this scrapbook that I made for them, and that it will inspire them to buy my Daddy’s very important products.
Scratchy rectangle shapes. Lines with origin and destination points that are subtly randomised around a point. Creates a naturalistic cross-hatching effect. For the shape on the left in the first image, the borders are drawn before the fill. For the shape on the right, the borders are drawn after the fill. (I’ll post the code when it’s a bit more tidy.)
Crouched by bluebells,
Stumbling and floundering,
I saw his eyes close.
Distant rest began to work its own death.
One dies of war trudge.
Dead men tried to peg out soldierly fatigue;
A scarlet ferry across the channel
Bent double like time.
All went lame but limped on,
Deaf even to the trudge.
His hanging face, him drowning.
The magnificent recession of
Disappointed froth-corrupted farewell.
We in Paradise are cursed and hurting.
In your fifty smothering dreams, you too.
Can’t shake hands now.
Less life than white existence.
Even microbes have their backs
Towards our sev’rance.
If in some prejudiced parts
When I’m lugged gargling from the dust,
Bitter as the devil’s sick
And ripped from far Nirvana…
With my every jolt
Being the wind,
Nothing more than air…
Must I be his load?
— Let’s die home
With any old disease
And miss the drowning.
We’d hate to live dead.
Cut-up based on 14 poems by Wilfred Owen.
o go now down north london grottos o on top soon grows common dogwood o to jog from woods thrown blossom o so oft gold frogs follow solomon o do not crow known months sorrows o no god took forth worlds comfort o lo too soon blows strong monsoon
Snowballs generated by my Snowball Poem Generator.
Using the -x option to exclude the characters AEIUY results in poems where O is the only vowel.