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"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Random Word Haiku



Semiformal weeder
iceblink anthropology
trippingly blessed


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!
Fun, hu?
Try it!

*See THE HEART SUTRA

2 comments:

Jenna said...

Hi Brooke,
I LOVE the haiku generator--what a fantastic way to relax my mind in the middle of a crazy day at work!!! Please let me know if you start doing meditation at D'son other days of the week (I've got class Tues. & Thurs. evenings). It'd be great to be able to practice in the company of others, since I'm almost never able to make it over to the BMLS house.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on life and Buddhism in this wonderful blog! :)
-Jenna

BROOKE WILEY said...

Thank You Jenna!
Since April is National Poetry Month, I have created a new blog to celebrate poetry, you might like it.
Check it out.
http://raveandfroth.blogspot.com
If you send your email address to wiley@dickinsonn.edu, I can let you know of any new meditation opportunities at D'Son.
Brooke