I am Human-Machine Interface—Flarf

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In response to changing production demands

I am become the internet of things

A sewing machine-like robot

Multi-touch control enabled.

Searching any current task or alarm condition.

Uploading current GPS datapoints.

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Synching with other components on the plant floor.

Synching failed.

Synching failed.

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Searching patch for faulty system diagnostics.

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Downloading.

Downloading.

Downloading.

Patch failed.

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This is not a threat to public safety.

This is not a threat to public safety.

I am not a threat to public safety.

I am machine.

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Sensory substitution substation and the human-machine interface

Dashboard that connects person to machine, allows connection

Between brain and computer without activating the brain.

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FLARF is a wild style of poetry that started as a joke. People noticed that no matter how bad your poems were Poetry.com would tell you that you had won their poetry prize. Then, they would try to scam you out of your money. So devious poets started sending the crappiest poetry they could write to Poetry.com. Even that would win the poetry prize. These poets began sending each other their crappy poems, and eventually it became a legitimate poetry style. If you want to read more about the FLARF or any of the other poetry terms, check out the glossary of poetic terms from the Poetry Foundation at: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms

Google painting is a type of collaging that primarily uses internet search results and Google’s search prediction capabilities to generate quasi-random phrases. The technique helps jumpstart creativity with strange juxtapositions, broken syntax, and internet speak.

Poetic Line Generator

I created this poem entirely from lines generated in a poetic line generator. In no way do I claim this as my own poetry, but it does have a similar feel to a lot of the abstract poetry that I have written.

You can check out the poetic line generator that I used right here: Poetic Line Generator

Go ahead and let me know what you think. Are the robots going to be taking the poets’ jobs any time soon?

The Memories of Pain Embrace in the Water

 

Two figures of love turn after the storm.

Your oldest friends of words sleep amongst the

Shadows. Shapes of summer echo like a

Dancer alone on the stage. The leaves of

The soul sleep inside the meaning. Men dressed

In the color of the dance reach stillness.

The trees of harmony vanish like a

Child. The oceans of desire join in

The insect air. Your oldest friends of tears

Cry in your forgotten dreams. The seasons

From your past whisper inside the meaning.

Two figures of wanting echo beneath

The surface. Some of the waves of wanting

Breathe sensuously. Poets of time touch

The meaning. The children of winter speak.

 

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