Thursday, November 4, 2010

Poetic sheep

A writer in England has been given a grant to use sheep to create random poems, which also utilize the deepest workings of the universe.

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The author created a poem for the project, based on the traditional Japanese haiku form of poetry. Each sheep has a word from the poem sprayed on their back, and when they come to rest, a new text is created.

One of the poems created by the sheep reads:

Warm drift, graze gentle,
White below the sky,
Soft sheep,
Snow clouds.

The exercise is not just an attempt to create living poems, it is also, according to the poet, an exercise in quantum mechanics.

Read BBC News article

Thanks to Kelly Cole for suggesting this story.

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