The Cold Tap Sings

the p-word

Tag: Shakespeare

SOME BEAUTIES

My_backflip__by_Prodigy_Levy

Some Beauties

the falcon hears the falconer
loud and clear

she simply disobeys

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slaughter contains laughter

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some beauties:
Nyiragongo’s lava lake
butterfly stitches
fisting
Tatiana’s letter
Egil’s lament
Eyjafjallajökull

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(yes you are my lodestone yes)

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the falcon
must be female
for the tiercel is the male

(so-called
because he is one third
of her size)

tercel-gentle (Walter Scott)
tassel-gentle (Shakespeare)
tassell-gent (Spenser)

small compliment / vast continent

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some more:

stormlight
cloudbursts
backflips
geodes
cashews

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trust contains us

BECAUSE BECAUSE

Because Because

Because the cause
Because the Cairngorms
Because mouthing that word
Takes two bites of air
Because the internet
Is not the answer
Because the night
Belongs to lovers
Because the rain
Because the city
Because the city rain
Because our glasses
Clash when we kiss
Because austerity

GRAINY SUE

I found a poem on a chocolate bar from the gift shop at Hamlet’s Palace.

2b or not 2b a queens threat

GOOGLE POETICS

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.