Pentametron: What Poetry Looks Like in a Twitter Universe -
Pentametron was created by Ranjit Bhatnagar, and creates sonnets by retweeting tweets it detects in iambic meter, and matching them with other tweets that rhyme. Too outlandish to explain here, but there’s a reader-friendly intro on the web site. Ranjit was one of the artists I had the good fortune of sharing an exhibit with during last fall’s Locating the Sacred Festival on the Lower East Side.
“Equivocar el camino es llegar a la nieve.” Lorca
now and then a hole opens
to swallow me up.
why should there be a gap in the door,
a muffled voice in the night,
an inevitable fall?
there must be a reason for it all—
like the seasons merging in the night,
it seems my life has been walked on the wrong road.
why can’t sleep walk the right one for me?
then there will be no need for choices,
no need for regrets
and i shall never meet
this ache gnawing away the happy faces
on the virgin paper,
virgin like the road i missed.
time will make me wait
and break me bit by bit
but i shall kiss the ground at his feet
and give all that i can
if only he will let me live
through this ache,
this sorry mistake.
— Diana T. Gamalinda, 1959-1978
(Photo: Diana, age 1)
Neruda's body to be exhumed -
A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of famed poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed as part of an investigation into his death, the foundation that manages his literary legacy has said.
The leftist poet, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist President Salvador Allende and brought Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of cancer.
But officials last year started looking into the possibility he was murdered by agents of the Pinochet regime, as claimed by Neruda’s driver.
No date for the exhumation has been set.
Video report from Al-Jazeera
No tocar peligro de muerte.