Poetry Prompt: Spam Poetry

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This post is part of a series of weekly found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer. Image: flickr


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(Heh, get it? Poetry spam?) OK, anyway. Over the last few months I’ve been collecting blog comment spam, especially the particularly bizarre comments that read like cryptic, stream-of-consciousness screeds (of course, whether the comments ramble on about “walking tacos” or about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the only real topic is Cheap Real Jordans). So, I’ve amassed a pile of rather beautiful, slightly disturbing nonsense text, and I share it with you here so that you can make cyberpunk Lebron James everlasting particularly expansive poetry out of it.

View the text here, and remix it, erase it, or otherwise transform it into a poem. Or, find and use the social spam of your choice. As always, please share the results in the comments below. Here’s hoping we can tell the difference between spam poetry and poetry spam.

4 Comments

  • August 2, 2014

    Lewis Oakwood

    Words taken – and shuffled around – from the text containing the examles of spam.

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    Day-To-Day Lives

    Day-to-day lives;

    /performance/ conceptualized

    – interchange machine –

    the whole, a landscape

    ‘natural’;

    change/response.

    ~

  • August 2, 2014

    Lewis Oakwood

    Words taken from the examples of spam (in the above post) and rearranged into ‘Chrome Knot’, a spam poem.

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    Chrome Knot

    Chrome knot,
    it’s a good knot
    not for undoing
    so handle with care
    – model 8 –
    sleek and stylish
    and only
    $315 sale price
    “top dollar”
    fully functioning
    complete with a pair
    of free sun glasses,
    the slimmer frame variety
    as worn by Julianne Moore,
    Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger,
    Catherine Zeta Jones,
    Rachel Weisz, and so on.

    ~

  • August 2, 2014

    Lewis Oakwood

    Words taken from the examples of spam (in the above post) and rearranged into ‘Word Of Mouth.’

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    Word Of Mouth

    Typically all these venerable cyberpunks
    offer themselves as the word of mouth
    functioning definitely within a paradigm game.

    ~

  • August 2, 2014

    Lewis Oakwood

    Some found lines – I have added some changes to the sentences – taken from the examples of spam in the above post.

    Exactly what I enjoy, give us a dial.
    ~
    White wine fleece jacket short coat.
    ~
    Providing treatment for phobia, and in almost every range imaginable.
    ~
    He has been allowed to discover one particular mystery.
    ~
    Gargoyles, medieval American religious waterspouts.
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    The truth is our planet in fact is marvellous.
    ~
    Our planet is regarded as a master perspective on divine games and allows no location for freak-out.
    ~
    An everlasting font, this nirvana of nectar.
    ~
    No spot for sadness or suffering.
    ~
    Decent ideas for feeling.
    ~
    They ate criminal crime.
    ~
    Insane as nightmare.
    ~
    Mocking cell phone and also a kind of reaction stylishness.
    ~
    Here is a first just to have a second believe.
    ~
    A couple of women clamour more than one.
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    I’m sure you’re having my very own tendencies.
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    Uncover a lot of people in the domain name of love.
    ~
    With a purpose to change an unruly response.
    ~
    Anything at all eventually stays in the room.
    ~
    There are sewing fine tiny small sharp knitting needles.
    ~
    13 bamboo bed sheets.
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    My organization is the cuddlier.
    ~
    Lady and hubby accomplished the divorce resolution.
    ~
    Had credit card debt negotiation.
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    I’ve been a handbag paramour.
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    Connected shimmering heaven.
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    Loveliness together with tremendous approach.