Code, Ready-made Poetry, and the Viral Text: Wikileaks and the haiku

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Banana tree and gate to the banana tree hut, Matsuo Basho 1644 1694 (his name and tree outside his hut)

Bring into being
texts that tell many lost tales
absent withheld truth *

Haïkuleaks Cable is poetry 65 haikus in 1830 cables.” Code, at the site, searches through the Wikileaks “Cables” seeking composition data for haiku form already apparent in the cable arrangements. It then replicates the Poem on the sites home page.

Check out the ready-made poem generated via coded search of one of the most talked about texts of last year.
A few examples here.

He has written books,
but most critics understand
that is not his gift.

In his pride, he lashed
out at perceived opponents.
No Comparison?

The vessels are met
either on shore or a short
distance off the coast.

Site, with Poems, has code for generating text along with a link for a functional automatic release of latest cables from in text format.

"The Ancient Pond" by Master Haiku Painter Basho (1644 1694)

Old pond
frog jump-in


*Original Haiku poem by Maaretta and Hapstance (about the Wikileaks)

  1. […] more of Haikus combined with Wikileaks, see here. Comments RSS feed LikeBe the first to like this […]

  2. Link Juice says:

    Thanks for nice post.

  3. […] Acknowledgements: 1/ Donna Fleischer’s Word Pond; 2/ Happ·Stance Dep·Art […]

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