This is a found poem made using tweets from infamous Twitter bot account @horse_ebooks. The tweets are reproduced almost verbatim. Known for its surreal, non-sequitur and strangely poetic tweets, @horse_ebooks captured the imaginations of its followers who were left wondering what sort of algorithm could possibly produce such inhuman poetry. Eventually @horse_ebooks was revealed to be a human all along and the account shut down.
This poem was written in 2012.
Today we are very lucky to be talking --
I m sitting in the corner of my living room looking out on the river. It s great to have a conversation with you. I m looking
And screaming, lecturing or badgering.
Learn From My Agony!
we re both busy and time is important so here is a breakdown
The most powerful human secret:
Everything is consistent.
Everything mechanical has an alignment, a car swerves right and left when out of alignment, a motor
spins out the slow and dreamy hula harmonies,
a second language.
Time, energy, imagination; Big ideas.
process but there s no reason.
This belief has arisen from long observation of the facts of life.
All of us will, at some point, face
the fever and the delirium,
Sorry,. I didn t mean to scare you, but nobody promised this would be easy. THERE IS NO. SUCH THING AS EASY.
THERE IS SO MUCH HERE FOR YOU, I CAN T REALLY SAY
We re very lucky today.