Taking a shot at creating an IBM Poem (a la Emmett Williams)

  1. A=minty
  2. B=umpire
  3. C=fresh
  4. D=life
  5. E=grass
  6. F=bun
  7. G=filter
  8. H=air
  9. I=caught
  10. J=din
  11. K=switch
  12. L=no
  13. M=office
  14. N=egg
  15. O=out
  16. P=yes
  17. Q=height
  18. R=imp
  19. S=jar
  20. T=tea
  21. U=candy
  22. V=zoom
  23. W=x-ray
  24. X=stem
  25. Y=vile
  26. Z=waffle

“ART”

minty imp tea

office caught egg tea vile

caught office yes

tea grass minty

oranges burnt burnt caught fresh grass

fresh minty candy filter air tea

grass filter filter

tea grass minty

zoom caught no grass

fresh minty candy filter air tea

oranges burnt burnt caught fresh grass

vile grass jar

tea grass minty

filter imp minty jar jar

office caught egg tea vile

out imp minty egg filter grass jar

umpire candy imp egg tea

umpire candy imp egg tea

fresh minty candy filter air

bun imp grass jar air

filter imp minty jar jar

bun imp grass jar air

office caught egg tea vile

fresh minty egg life vile

bun caught no tea grass imp

minty caught imp

tea grass minty

filter imp minty jar jar

bun caught no tea grass

bun caught no tea grass

tea grass minty

filter imp minty jar jar

waffle out out office

fresh minty candy filter air tea

egg out

filter imp minty jar jar

Brief Description: I was drinking tea while gathering the words for the vocabulary and I just wrote about what I saw or thought about as I walked out of the kitchen.  The other words came from making my morning coffee and cooking breakfast before going to work.  The phrases turned out to tell a story with lots of minty things.

My favorite lines are“oranges burnt burnt caught fresh grass” and “egg out” because they give you an amusing, visceral image, which I drew upon to make a few sketches during my hand-written composition.

The word doc version has the appropriate font changes.ART_poem_final