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the p-word

Tag: Google

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I’m Feeling Lucky >>

I think of orange
when I think of O’Hara
or is it the other way round
orange literally doesn’t rhyme
with anything not even blancmange


Google HQ, by Yang and Yun

Google HQ, by Yang and Yun

Let Me Google that for You

Why do modern
poets rarely use rhyme
is it because there’s more
noise how the devil should I
know let me google that for you
the search took 0.42 seconds and
yielded [ahem] ‘about 9,840,000 results’


photo: Skógafoss by Robin boothroyd

photo: Skógafoss by Robin boothroyd

Vertical Rivers

spent all night googling
poems about waterfalls
there aren’t too many
maybe I’ll write one
found one by Hardy
it’s well filthy all
‘throbs to my soul’ &
‘thrust my arm below’
innuendo bingo
he even says ‘rim’
I can’t stop giggling


This week I came across an amazing Tumblr called Google Poetics. Curated by Sampsa Nuotio and Raisa Omaheimo, the website is a collection of screenshots of Google’s suggested searches presented as found poems. Here’s one I made earlier.

The curators encourage internet users to submit the content, as Google tailors searches based on an internet user’s language, location, gender, age and all manner of other criteria. If a suggested search pops up it’s because someone, somewhere has searched for it in the past…

As in every found poem, the proximity of incongruous subjects – Shakespeare and Sharon Watts, for example – makes for comic effect.

Google Poetics is updated daily, so it’s well worth checking out. And why not have a go at submitting a found poem yourself? I sent them this one.

Read more found poems here.