The “poets” in this RLE are actually computer programmers. They created software programs that contained language-based rules based on what they had seen in poetry. The computer programs created new poems based on these language rules.
Robert Gaskin’s poem “HAIKU ARE LIKE TROLLIES”:
Wandering in mist
Reaching out to soft sunlight
Blue-scaled dragons pause.
Moon low over sea
Glimpse of discarded cocoon
Small fish swimming idly.
Prehistoric Digital Poetry an Archaeology of Forms, by Chris T. Funkhouser, The University of Alabama Press, 2007, pp. 58–59.
John Morris’s poem “Haiku—At Random”:
Frogling, listen, waters
The still, scarecrow dusk.
Listen: I dreamed, was slain.
Up, battles! Echo these dusk
Battles! Glittering .
Fleas spring far, scarecrow,
Oh scarecrow, scarecrow: well, far,
Scarecrow, oh scarecrow.
“Prehistoric Digital Poetry an Archaeology of Forms.” Prehistoric Digital Poetry an Archaeology of Forms, by Chris T. Funkhouser, The University of Alabama Press, 2007, pp. 58–59.
The focus of May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #3 is whether labels are beneficial or not. The digital poems have solid links to this prescribed title:
- How the “art” label applies to this RLE and whether this helps or hinders the acquisition of knowledge
- How the “artist” label applies to the researchers/ programmers in this RLE and whether this helps or hinders the acquisition of knowledge
- How labels such as “digital” and “traditional” in this RLE affect a reader’s response to the poem