Word cloud 23/05/10

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Word cloud 23/05/10

Post by bodkin » Sun May 23, 2010 11:33 am

This is a word-cloud exercise. Click the link below to see the word-cloud (you will need Java working in your browser).

Study the cloud and try to find groups of words which inspire you to some sort of poem. You do not need to use every word and you can add as many extra words as you need to build the scaffolding around them.

You can also adjust the words exact forms: run -> ran, train -> trained, horse -> horses etc.

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There is no end-date for the exercise, I will put another one up in a week or so...

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p.s. spot the source of the words
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Re: Word cloud 23/05/10

Post by bodkin » Mon May 24, 2010 6:47 pm

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Nations are entitled
to enjoy full protection from
the right to take offence.

Hey countries click here
for free top World religion!
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Re: Word cloud 23/05/10

Post by paisley » Mon May 24, 2010 6:54 pm

The Self Declared Rights of a Bus Driver
(or Ode to My Father-in-Law)

He breakfasted his religion of self service
before leaving for work. Consumed
the communal dignity (of those he loved most)
by the time his coffee had chilled in his cup.

On his way to his car, he inflated his ego
by integrating his hatred of chaos
into his tender skinned flowers beds,
transplanted innocently enough
but foolishly waving their blooms
as if they were national flags.

"Lookin' like fuckin' weeds rather than flowers!
Who the fuck needs that?" he'd say.

Evergreens were subjected to unnecessary restraints
because of the countries they were imported from;
they were all tall, stupid people, with too many hats.

"And why is green so ever-fuckin' important?" he'd spit.

Yea, he had the right to drive, he was human,
the Neighborhood Association was wrong.

The penal offenses he'd been accused of (the victim of!)
were piled in his backseat, slouching lazily
but found to be of regulation grade and uniform height.

He demanded dignity in social circles.
All fundamental freedoms of a man like him were evident
from the carbon release at a tap of his toe.
Power and personality unified without interference.

His family cowered in awe, he'd proudly tell you
every time you saw him, and before you asked.
Nothing could hold him back. Nothing.

Given the chance, he'd delete the hell out of you;
never discriminate between you and spam.
Nothing could hold him back, Nothing.




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Lovely challenge. I got all sentimental.
"A bit of stubble always remains to fuel the fire." Greta Garbo

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Re: Word cloud 23/05/10

Post by Ros » Mon May 24, 2010 7:22 pm

Excellent stuff! Sentimental, paisley? I'd love to hear it when you get a bit riled about something :lol:

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Re: Word cloud 23/05/10

Post by paisley » Sun May 30, 2010 1:20 pm

Thank you very much, Ros. Your encouragement has prompted me to post for input.

Thank you, bodkin for this Word Cloud exercise, I am waiting for the next one.
"A bit of stubble always remains to fuel the fire." Greta Garbo

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