As this website fosters more and more posts and forces us, Flame and I, to explore our limits regarding our “programming” finesse, I would like to quickly introduce to you a poetry bit I wrote roughly 3 months ago. I wanted to see what we can do with this website and their built-in features. (A great way to make a post and have some sort of trial and error aspect in it. I mean, can you really blame me if it didn’t work out in the end? Plausible deniability at its finest). This poem could be labeled as a “1-take poem”, I did not rewrite it nor did I plan it out at first. I sat down took a pen and just wrote something down. Poetry is often overworked and I believe that it kinda ruins the charm of it. (More about this in an upcoming blog, in which I will present different poems I wrote in 1 session.)
Enjoy this quick poem and decide for yourself which ending you would prefer. (If this isn’t the epitome of laziness…)
What hath night with sleep to do?
For a foolish love or a loving fool?
When death resembles night or day
When dreams portray love’s dismay
- As doubt will find other ways
- As love can’t take the pain away / shall I live another day?
- Shall hope grant me another day?
- Shall love grant me another day!
A rather simplistic poem mixed with some hidden literary gems. (A free coffee for the first person that can mention BOTH of the inspirations.) I tried to inspire myself through the opening stanzas and alternate the rhyme scheme with an internal rhyme and possible variations of the end rhyme. Whilst I wasn’t sure how I should end the poem I intended to leave it open with more than one possible ending. UP to you to choose it… I certainly won’t spend more time on this piece.
PS: This website doesn’t take any programming finesse… It is literally drag and drop. You really think that literature students know anything about programming? I intended to have a plugin that let you pick and choose which ending you would prefer and then gather the data… but unfortunately, I need to pay even more for this and I wouldn’t see the immediate benefit. Well here is to the future. Cheers.
PSS: In order to shape the future, you have to imagine it. ~Flame