While checking links, and exploring literary terms, I came across Flarf Poetry & Google Sculpting. These more recent poetry forms & poetic techniques derive from found poetry, collage poetry, and cut-up text. The distinction is that sources & methodology uses the internet search engines to discover text.
For the following composition, I selected lines from Twitter posts that showed up from those I followed, combined with those found by using random word searches on Twitter. Some lines were in other languages & went through some translation(s) using software. The finished piece is not very Flarfy, depending on how strictly you follow the definition (see links above to go down the rabbit hole & use this link for examples) .
I selected some of my asemic collages & oven pan abstracts as accompanying illustrations.
Over the past week,
we’ve learned a great deal
the lone source
of every copy of this image
on the internet…….
The sequence of events makes it clear:
Beds, blankets, shelves, tables, chairs,
Ghosts on a Tree…
but this is where Kitka sits.
My friend needed help getting over the fence,
because things like train tickets
are not meant to last a lifetime.
Clouds gather over the teapots;
it seems there are many broken things
The table in front of the window
fascinates me so.
It’s like the frying oil
poured into the flowerbed.
The great endeavours are naked.
The same is true for literacy.
When I was in danger of Life,
I didn’t think of those deleterious details.
Now – I think of Death in its Entirety,
the End of Everything,
or the Return
– if you like –
in a form that
– no, I don’t care for strudel –
when you think you see glowing eyes
looking at you at night,
you wonder if it might be a wolverine.