A haiku for October

As I was researching AI and art/text generation, doing prep for tomorrow’s Digital Society class, I came across a website purporting to use AI to create poetry. Skeptical but intrigued, I followed the prompts to enter a noun, an adjective, a verb, another adjective. I hit the “submit” button, and VOILA! A truly dreadful poem appeared 🙂

(To clarify: This poetry generator does not use AI, just some ordinary code. All poets can heave a sigh of relief. For now . . .)

Despite thinking the “AI”-generated poem was garbage, I discovered that the mere “exercise” of entering “data” had gotten my (non-AI) imagination working, though. So I cut and pasted the clunky awfulness into a Word document and came back to take another look here and there between classes.

Kind of similar to how Linus and the Peanuts gang come upon Charlie Brown’s wretched little Christmas tree and dress it up with love (in the form of Linus’s blanket) to become a beautiful exemplar of the season ❤️

Now that I’ve finished my teaching day (but not my “work day,” LOL; any teacher knows what I’m talking about), I pulled the draft poem up again, made a few more tweaks, and decided it’s ready to meet the world. So without further ado . . .

A Haiku for October

Transcendent autumn

Crystal light dancing, brilliant

In the muted glow

Tim Hurst, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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3 Responses to A haiku for October

  1. Would be interesting to see the original. Yours is fantastic!

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  2. Pingback: My first DALL•E art project | Katherine Wikoff

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