Times Haiku

July 23, 2013

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By Koseli.

Times Haiku is serendipitous poetry from The New York Times. Jacob Harris created an algorithm to automatically generate poetry from recent stories from the paper. It “periodically checks the New York Times home page for newly published articles. Then it scans each sentence looking for potential haikus by using an electronic dictionary containing syllable counts.”

The results are uncanny, sad, or surprisingly testy haiku — handpicked by an editorial team and posted to the Times Haiku blog. Reminds me of my project Inadvertent Haiku, where I personally wrote haiku from the literal words found in top news stories, but with a brilliant algorithm and fresh design.

Do you love haiku, or poetry too? Any favorites?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carter Higgins July 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

Love this!


2 Koseli Cummings July 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

Thanks, Carter! You’re the best.


3 Gabby @ Cookie Cutter Unique July 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

This is awesome; I love poetry! I started doing a weekly post on my blog (which is still brand new) called Soul Food; I post one of my favorite poems along with a collection of art/photography. It’s turning out to be my favorite post of the week, not just because it’s simple, but just because it makes me happy.


4 Koseli Cummings July 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

Gabby, what’s the link to your blog? I would love to check it out.

Those kinds of posts and series really help a blogger want to blog, don’t you think? And if you’re excited about it, other people will be too.


5 Chase @ The Smell of Summer July 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I love poetry! Writing poetry is one talent that I wish I always had.

Chase Miller
The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Surf Lifestyle Blog


6 Christy@SweetandSavoring July 24, 2013 at 6:58 am

I love these poems. Makes me think about the meaning of ‘random’, and if anything really is. It’s amazing how many different ways there are to use words, isn’t it?
Thanks for sharing, Koseli!


7 Koseli Cummings July 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

Oh, interesting. Yeah. I like that about them too. I can’t quite put my finger on them and I like that.


8 danielle July 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

That middle one especially.


9 Koseli Cummings July 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

Everything starts by solving a very tiny slice of a problem. Would be perfect on the wall! Thanks for your comment, Danielle.


10 Amy Hackworth July 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Wow! I love this! So great!


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