Friday, 26 February 2016

Algorithm Poems

Algorithms to programme a computer to write a poem.

1.      Two vowels only, four lines i and e

I hide inside my mind
In icy December time
In my life I pine
I live in my secret lie.

2.      Three to five letter words, four lines

When the ship will sail
The storm will rise
And the wind will wail
And yet our love still lies

3.      Rhyme on the first word, three lines

Trains glide in and out of the station
Lanes of passengers reluctantly trudge towards the gates
Pains of Monday morning intensify as the city swallows them.

4.      Olly breaks the rules

I compute and hence
I am but don’t make sense
I only process logic
Which is tragic
My poems are dull and numb
They have lost their magic

Biscuit: Neo
Taste test:  8 out of 10
Cost:£1.19 from Lidl in Totton

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Fantastic Fingers

Fingers are very useful things,
without them where would we put our rings?

Two thumbs and eight fingers each,
allows us all to peel a peach.
without them we'd struggle to eat,
or put the shoes upon our feet.

Two thumb and eight fingers a piece,
allows us all to signal peace.
Without them we'd be digit less,
digital devices rendered useless.

Fingers are not just extras,
they point and poke and make us dexterous.

Biscuit: Arden & Amici Sponge Fingers
Taste test:  9 out of 10
Cost:£1.39 from Waitrose

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

What makes you happy?

Food makes Brian happy,
without it he gets snappy.
Simon yearns to win the lottery,
he'd escape the UK to be hot and free.
When Karl's with Debbie he starts to stutter,
because she sends his heart a flutter.
Olly loves his dreams,
better than reality it seems.
Paul's content with a full house at bingo,
he shouts 'HOUSE' - he knows the lingo!
For all the girls tea's where it's at,
or out shopping for this and that.
What makes you happy?

Biscuit: BN raspberry biscuits
Taste test:  6 out of 10
Cost:£1.29 from Tesco