Random Suggestions Poetry

22 comments

I’ve been fascinated with the relatively recent feature of the WordPress Reader: the Suggestions that show at the top, just above the feed. What’s so curious about them is:

  1. I often have no idea what the suggested keywords mean. Homesteading? Sous vide? Come on, don’t swear at me! Don’t tell me what that is though, I already Googled and confirmed that I’m highly uninterested in these subjects.
  2.  The suggestions are extremely random. I would’ve thought that as all other advertising (which is what suggested content really means), the keywords would be personalised. I don’t think they are, otherwise I couldn’t have been offered Homeschooling, Politics and Toddlers, all of which I intensely don’t care about.
  3. The whole thing is so hilarious! I waste time taking the three words suggested and using them in a poem or something. Like the thing below, which incorporates my latest incongruous suggestions of Beautyyoga and Batman.
Untitled picture
Beauty, yoga, batman 

Beauty is—not a thing
But if it were
   real

It would be
   me
With my arms up
   in a flying V
In the position
   of a tree

Doing yoga
Flying—
Like a fucking
Batman

Advertisements

22 comments on “Random Suggestions Poetry”

  1. I really admire the way you write your poetry: cynically, sarcastically and in an irrreverant unpretentious spirit of self-deprecation and throwaway manner, as if each piece were a mere snot rag. But your work is tightening up exquisitely around your ironic ‘core values’ and producing a thing of true beauty. This piece is the best yet. I would happily include it in an anthology.

    Like

    1. Wow. I don’t know what you say. Your words are beautiful, a shame I’m not really worth the praise. I want this as my testimonial though. Or maybe as a tombstone verse.

      Like

Say what?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s