Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Random Word Haiku
Random Word Haiku, at www.cs.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/haiku, is a cool way to play with words and meaning.
Using the 3 line, 5-7-5 syllabic structure of the standard haiku form, Random chooses words out of a dictionary and shuffles them together to create nonsense, total sense, shake-up sense, no-sense-no-form-no-emptiness....hmmm, you might see where I'm going with this. Gives new meaning to "form is emptiness, emptiness is form"!*
The "Semiformal" haiku above was generated from a possible selection of 5.75x10^30 possibilities!
*See THE HEART SUTRA