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(Uproxx)   Can you to tell the difference between bad human poetry and bad robot poetry?   ( divider line
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2014-03-11 10:25:17 PM  
5 votes:
Hey, it's Douglas Adams' birthday.  We better chuck Vogon poetry into the mix too.
2014-03-11 11:22:20 PM  
4 votes:
Felis Catus
is your taxonomic nomenclature
An endothermic quadruped
carniverous by nature
Your visual, olfactory,
and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills
and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued
by your sub-vocal oscillations
A singular development
of cat communications
That obviates your
basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur
to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential
for your acrobatic talents
You would not be so agile
if you lacked its counterbalance
And when not being utilized
to aid in locomotion
It often serves to illustrate
the state of your emotion
Oh Spot,
e complex levels of behavior you display
Denote a fairly well developed cognitive array
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
2014-03-11 11:43:13 PM  
2 votes:
I am the poet. Few know of the poetry books which have had the acclaim.

"The Pea is Not Urine"

Fear not.
Rows have neatness.
Mendel. Breeding. Chi square. P Need the effect size.
Eta square?
Not the urine.
Not the urn.
Carol had not died.
Mendel. Recessive trait.
The allele has the urnial.
Far stall.
Do not look ahead.
Instead have bravery.
Mendel. Or do they?
Had the pea had the pea or wisdom cakes?
More of the same.
For the prophecy.
The show is not the rainbow.
The pea is not the urine.
2014-03-11 11:25:02 PM  
2 votes:
For me to be able to tell bad human poetry from bad machine poetry I would first have to see good human poetry so I can set a baseline, sadly good human poetry doesn't seem to exist...
2014-03-12 10:27:29 AM  
1 vote:

Orgasmatron138: Do people really read poetry anymore? I've always had the impression that song lyrics have supplanted poetry.

Yes. People read poetry.

from "The Early Purges" by Seamus Heaney

I was six when I first saw kittens drown.
Dan Taggart pitched them, 'the scraggy wee shiats',
Into a bucket; a frail metal sound,

Soft paws scraping like mad. But their tiny din
Was soon soused. They were slung on the snout
Of the pump and the water pumped in.

'Sure, isn't it better for them now?' Dan said.
Like wet gloves they bobbed and shone till he sluiced
Them out on the dunghill, glossy and dead.

(Chosen for the audience here. What could be more Farkish than killing cats?)
2014-03-12 03:52:18 AM  
1 vote:
In Stanislaw Lem's Cyberiad, Trurl builds an electronic poet which his rival Klapaucius challenges
2014-03-12 03:15:03 AM  
1 vote:
"Can you to tell the difference between bad human poetry and bad robot poetry?"

The difference is that bad humans write most of the best poetry, while bad robots are too busy shooting meatbags to write much poetry.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you're Sarah Connor
I'm here to kill you
2014-03-11 11:47:44 PM  
1 vote:
The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella; But
chiefly on the just, because
The unjust hath the just's umbrella.

- Charles Bowen, Baron Bowen
2014-03-11 11:45:39 PM  
1 vote:
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.
2014-03-11 11:37:11 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing is more painful than suffering through poetry.
99.5% of poetry is awful and qualifies as torture for me.
Of all the styles I think haiku is the most tolerable, mostly because it is short and to the point.
2014-03-11 11:25:46 PM  
1 vote:
Now I lay me down to bed,
Darkness won't enfold my head,
I can see by infrared,
How I hate the night.
2014-03-11 11:24:15 PM  
1 vote:
Well, first let's define "poetry," shall we? Just because it has iambic pentameter and is vaguely profound in a meaningless way doesn't mean it's "poetry."
2014-03-11 08:06:50 PM  
1 vote:
One has an r?
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