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Inez - Making It Different Test Page

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As I was really intrigued by the idea of combining two poems together inspired by the Portuguese program Poemário developed by Rui Torres, I tried more with this program for this week's practicum. But as the program still cannot run perfectly, I cannot fully render it into a representable piece here. But I've studied the logic of its mark language carefully, and was able to write an accurate conducting language behind the screen, even though it cannot perform to you at this moment.


The program is only in Portuguese, and can be played with here: http://telepoesis.net/galeria-poemas/peditor.php. My own practice is to use the English version of Fernando Pessoa's "Autopsicography" as the basic text, to choose several crucial words in the poem to be the variables, and to add several typical words from Hart Crane's "Legend" into each place as the alternative word choices to be appeared in the original poem. So if the program runs well, the online reader could experience multiple possibilities of a poem combined by the two poems, and each time the word can be changed by clicks. The first stanza of Pessoa's original poem I use is:


The poet is a forger

He forges so thoroughly

That he even forges the pain

He really feels as pain




The original poem of Hart Crane is:


As silent as a mirror is believed

Realities plunge in silence by ...


I am not ready for repentance;

Nor to match regrets. For the moth

Bends no more than the still

Imploring flame. And tremorous

In the white falling flakes

Kisses are,—

The only worth all granting.


It is to be learned—

This cleaving and this burning,

But only by the one who

Spends out himself again.


Twice and twice

(Again the smoking souvenir,

Bleeding eidolon!) and yet again.

Until the bright logic is won

Unwhispering as a mirror

Is believed.


Then, drop by caustic drop, a perfect cry

Shall string some constant harmony,—

Relentless caper for all those who step

The legend of their youth into the noon.



The following is two snapshots I captured to give you a sense of how it works. But currently it cannot display several letters, like "h", "g", "y", etc. So the appearing text is not as meaningful as it should, but it could be another reduced version of the deformance.  





So the more variables you add to a specific place, the more possible poems can be generated. And I like to wonder at the new meaning of a version that is based on the earlier two poems I've already been much familiarized. Hope one day they would upgrade their program into a more advanced version and could play out all the cool textual combinations. You can have an experience of their mature works here: http://telepoesis.net/poemario/?page_id=2


I also copied the mark language I've written for the program here below:


<poema created="1384419546">

  <config author="In" audio_on="false" audio_loop="false" auto_anim="false" reader_box="false" jumpy_box="false" strictbind_wl="false" wp_dir="Poe" audio_freq="0"/>

  <texto verso="The poet is a forger" ordem="2,5" taxon="verso1_2,verso1_5"/>

  <texto verso=”He forges so thoroughly” ordem=”2,4” taxon=”verso2_2,verso2_4”/>

  <texto verso=”That he even forges the pain” ordem=”4,6” taxon=”verso3_4,verso3_6”/>

  <texto verso=”He really feels as pain” ordem=”2,3,5” taxon=”verso4_2,verso4_3,verso4_5”/>

































































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