Poetry is fluid
It can distort your mind
and play with your soul with one simple statement like
you’re never a woman and neither a man, nor your pet dog.
Poetry is a soccer field
where the thrusts, blocks and passes are the same as
an attempt at getting the goal
of one getting their word past a thick fog of judgement.
Poetry is a killer
It can wring you dry and fling you
to the edges of the ocean and have you drinking
your own faculty juices before you know it.
Poetry is ambiguous
to those who hide meaning
or their means to an end
or those who are unfortunate to have been born
into the house of buddha
Poetry is flight
the base-jumping and the soul thread
the kind that leads surfers to the revered pipe
and the ones who slaughter thousands
to get the millions their want
Poetry is ecstacy
and your salvation
the feeling, the drug, the fragrance that leads you
out of your misgivings
and your miseries and your flights of ego
your beliefs in empathy and the one true god
Poetry is compact
it can throw you a curved ball
with a thousand fold more meaning packed in the curve
than the impact of it hitting your jaw
Poetry is succinct
Every century,yet another generation of literati
will squeeze yet another set of realities
from this very sentence.
Forever more, poetry is the essence
of life, liberty, happiness,
of expansion, contentness, society
continuity, survival, ignorance
I would read and write and rejoice.
this makes me happy..
reminds me of dancing, content, slightly fat people who like who they are 🙂 (my new year’s resolution is to be as ambiguous as possible for a year).
And penguins, don’t forget penguins
I use the internet for searching for things. That’s an understatement. I also use it for a variety of other things like hosting my web presence, or sending/receiving email for even voip. Well, I should probably say, I use the web for searching for things.
Searches (google) get you to a point where you can (hopefully) narrow down your choices to the information you’re trying to get to. Some sites are heavily spammed using ads (google again), some sites give you pointers or more keywords that you can search on. It’s worked for me for a while.
What gets me is the cyber-squatters who try to lure people into trying them to buy into a domain that’s meaninful to you. But even more than that, it’s the sites that actually pretend to be one thing and give you something else.
What I think is a good idea for an opensource project is to have a way to ban sites from your browsing experience, such that, whenever you click on a link, it prompts you about the site being “knowledge agnostic” or “irrelevant to your search” or something. The key concept here is “your browsing experience”, personalized to you. Obviously there’s huge potential for abuse and spamming, but I would hope it prevails over the drive for unscrupulous commercial gain. That’s a judgement call, but hey, wikipedia prevails ( so does google by the way).
Obviously it would require some kind of a plugin in your browser (or bookmarklets etc) and a set of servers that the plug-in would reference for a site. There are similarities to the adult-rating or pro-family checking sites but this would be more general. It would cater to your preferences, somewhat like del.icio.us , based on tags you prefer, tags you don’t prefer and on top of that an editorized heirarchy of tags.
If you think about it, it’s the anti-thesis of del.icio.us where you bookmark sites you want. This one would let you bookmark sites that you would not want, with just a click, and you could put tags so others can benefit besides you.