#PoetryMonth2022

Everybody knows about the National Poetry Month (but why “National”?). We want to contribute to this moment of artistic sharing by publishing a poem each day. As we found no specific conceptual challenge to associate to this month we decided to publish a different generative poem each day. And, again, given to the lack of a thematic center, we decided to make formal constraints stricter than ever:

  • Each work is a cinquain written according to the paradigm of Adelaide Crapsey, i.e. 22 syllables distributed among the five lines in a 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 pattern.
  • Each verse is composed by iambs, except the first and the last ones, which are free.
  • Each day a different theme is selected according to the list below. The list has been automatically generated by using the top N most frequent five letters word from the corpus Experience Project, the same used in our WordChains : Stream of Consciousness.
  • Each poem is an acrostic which forms the theme of the day.

The AI generating the poem is entirely written in javascript with the use of no external library, except for visualization (p5.js). For each theme it can generate thousands of different poems. Each day we select the one we prefer among the first 20 iterations.

A Theme per day

Day Theme Occ.
1-Apr woman 41023
2-Apr night 35784
3-Apr heart 34006
4-Apr month 25764
5-Apr world 22647
6-Apr house 19473
7-Apr today 19238
8-Apr child 19204
9-Apr place 18299
10-Apr dream 14412
11-Apr point 13382
12-Apr money 13336
13-Apr mouth 11740
14-Apr story 11347
15-Apr stuff 10545
16-Apr phone 10357
17-Apr truth 9438
18-Apr pants 7383
19-Apr class 7261
20-Apr front 6849
21-Apr issue 6786
22-Apr sense 6167
23-Apr movie 5924
24-Apr smile 5922
25-Apr party 5755
26-Apr light 5728
27-Apr sleep 5486
28-Apr voice 5259
29-Apr fault 4815
30-Apr piece 4678

Woman - 1-Apr

Woman - 1-Apr

Night - 2-Apr

Night - 2-Apr

Heart - 3-Apr

Heart - 3-Apr

Month - 4-Apr

Month - 4-Apr

World - 5-Apr

World - 5-Apr

House - 6-Apr

House - 6-Apr

Today - 7-Apr

Today - 7-Apr

Child - 8-Apr

Child - 8-Apr

Place - 9-Apr

Place - 9-Apr

Dream - 10-Apr

Dream - 10-Apr

Point - 11-Apr

Point - 11-Apr

Money-12-Apr

Money-12-Apr

Mouth - 13-Apr

Mouth - 13-Apr

Story - 14-Apr

Story - 14-Apr

Stuff - 15-Apr

Stuff - 15-Apr

Phone - 16-Apr

Phone - 16-Apr

Truth - 17-Apr

Truth - 17-Apr

Pants - 18-Apr

Pants - 18-Apr

class - 19-Apr

class - 19-Apr

front - 20-Apr

front - 20-Apr

issue - 21-Apr

issue - 21-Apr

Sense - 22-Apr

Sense - 22-Apr

Movie - 23-Apr

Movie - 23-Apr

Smile - 24-Apr

Smile - 24-Apr

Party - 25-Apr

Party - 25-Apr

Light - 26-Apr

Light - 26-Apr

Sleep - 27-Apr

Sleep - 27-Apr

Voice - 28-Apr

Voice - 28-Apr

Fault - 29-Apr

Fault - 29-Apr

Piece - 30-Apr

Piece - 30-Apr