a poem about authorship, postmodernism, and storytelling as an act of violence, drawn from wikipedia pages
made another wikipedia gender thing bc i have no self control 😌❤️
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wanted to try my hand at one of those wikipedia excerpt poems. title: “the ginko stays”
transcript under the cut
the diversity of uses and meanings
combined with the complexity of the feelings involved
makes love unusually difficult to consistently define
170 million-year-old fossil
have endured to the present day,
as if the fossil had “come to life again.”
the color wheel theory of love.
during autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall,
sometimes for years.
the universe goes through repeated cycles
with each cycle lasting 4,320 million years.
the ginkgo stays
the existence of altruism in nature is at first sight puzzling,
such love might exist between family members,
“unconditional selflessness” to a tree.
ancient greek philosophers identified six forms of love:
flower, leaf, stem, bark, root, seed.
six gingko biloba specimens survived the atomic bombing of hiroshima,
1 to 2 kilometers from ground zero.
they still live there today.
[ID: A poem cut and pasted from various wikipedia articles, with poem text as follows:
humans are generally creatures of habit,
adapted to occupy empty scavenged mollusc shells to protect their fragile exoskeletons
They carry home with them
Popular sayings about homes include
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
i want to be alone.
I was reading a book the other day.
I’d like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
I’ll be back.
Research showed that these home-place identities are crucial
that we feel severe consequences for not
letting air flow in and out of the lungs.
offering a shield against rough weather, wildlife and dirt.
One version of the chorus for Come In is as follows:
Come in, come in, I'll do the best I can
Come in, come in
because it is distressing.
the world is a heavy burden
particularly where words are insufficient.
Call Me If You Get Lost
I’ll Carry You in My Arms
Bring You Home
humans are the only ones to have lost
for example, “I don't feel there is any place I really fit in this world.”
I want to go home may also refer to:
a place that is close to the heart
a particular person who is not interchangeable with anyone else.
a strong desire to form new relationships.
a strong and inevitable feeling that exists in human nature.
I want to go home may also refer to:
a need rather than simply a want.
"What do we know?"
An affectional bond is persistent, not transitory.
“I’ll Carry You Home”
during an average human's life
it must find a larger shell and abandon the previous one
I am here
“Come to the west and make a home with me there.” End of description.]
anyway I saw this post and got very excited about the concept of wikipedia poems
(original wikipedia poem)
the product of 12+ hours of hyperfixation and a shitload of screenshotting and cropping, inspired by @headspace-hotel wikipedia poetry (which is amazing by the way)
i might try more of these in the future if i get another idea!
a wikipedia study of izzy hands, the ship dog
laika, estrella / laika, star
Article | Discussion
Laika (Лайка in Russian, “barker”;
Born: November 3rd, 1957
(3 years old)
Sputnik 2, Outer Space
Died: ↑ The true cause and time
of her death was never revealed
Breed: Mixed (possibly part of the Laika breed)
Legend says: “Laika, first space traveller”
And if we listen to legend
Then we need to consider
That on Earth there’s one dog less¹
And in the sky, one more star
In the sky, one more star
1.↑ Following Laika, the USSR sent
eight more dogs to space
Occupation: Space Dog
Active Years: October-November of 1957
Famous For: Being the first living creature to orbit Earth
Laika was found as a stray
(It was thought that those animals had
already learnt to bear extreme conditions)
« Laika was calm and charming ».¹³
Before the go was given
one of the scientists took Laika to his home
so she would play with his kids.
What’s that big and colorful ball?
And why am I orbiting around?²
(”I wanted to do something nice for her:
She had so little time left to live.”ⁱ⁷)
2.↑ Laika died hours later
“After placing Laika down
and before closing the hatch,
we kissed her on the nose
and wished her a good trip,
knowing she wouldn’t survive the flight.”
Laika’s breathing rhythm
her cardiac frequency went
from 130 to 240 beats
Vital sign monitoring went out
between 5 and 7 hours later
On April 11th, 2008
a monument was inaugurated in honor of
Laika, at the heart of Moscow
The Closest Stars
I don’t know if I am
the “first man”
or the “last dog”
to ever go to space.
History’s first cosmonaut. [Citation needed]
i have a lot of feelings about pigeons
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Werewolf in the Garden, a poem made out of Wikipedia articles, inspired by @headspace-hotel's similar works, which you can find and read here.
and the universe said you are stronger than you know
Wikipedia Poem: “Cosmic Loneliness”
“Cosmic Loneliness”, a poem made of Wikipedia snippets and inspired by @headspace-hotel’s Wikipedia poems.
over and over, by me
i was having thoughts so i made a poem about them