Thursday, November 19, 2015

"It's raining tacos" -- a Google poem

 Writing poetry can be hard work.

Even writing poetry that doesn't rhyme can be hard work.

But it doesn't have to be.

Why go to all the effort of coming up with just the right words and images for a poem, when the Internet can do it for you?

Today I wrote a poem using Google Instant -- where you start typing in the search box and Google tries to predict what you're searching for by giving several options in the dropdown.  

I looked out at the falling rain and started typing the words "It is raining" -- then I realized I could compose an entire poem by entering 2 or 3 words and letting Google finish each line for me.  I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I enjoyed writing Googling it.

It is raining tacos;

the sun has got his hat on.

As I look out over this magnificent vista,

I just feel like dancing.

The trees are about to show us

the sky is falling.

Maybe today is not my day.

Maybe tomorrow will be better.

I think I should buy a boat,

but I don't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs --

so I guess the driveway will be the end of the road.

Thank you for all you do.


  1. This is funny, I have actually read poems that make less sense. Thanks for the giggles Jennie.

    1. Thanks, Sigga! Yes, I thought it made a weird kind of sense, too, except the tossed salads part....

  2. This poem actually works for me, especially the part about tossed salad and scrambled eggs. it reminds me of Kelsey Grammer singing during the closing credits on the TV show Frazier.

    1. That's it exactly -- I think a lot of people must have googled that, trying to figure out what the heck it means! Apparently it's a reference to the somewhat scrambled-up people that Frazier works with. It doesn't totally fit my poem but it does continue the food theme set out in the first line.

    2. I didn't know the symbolism, Jeannie. See how smartified I get by reading your blog?

    3. Little house on the circle: edumacating people since 2007 (TM)

  3. Love it, Jeannie! Reminds me of short stories that someone wrote made up entirely of sample sentences from dictionary definitions:

    1. Those are great, Franceen! I'm going back there later to read more.


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