Canto 12


This rhythm feels different than 11. More salty dog, down at tavern. I want to draw the differences. I want to draw the poem while listening to them. I do see and hear the differences between 11 and 12. 12 Swings more. I feel the impact of this on Joyce. There is something about style overcoming history. That each canto mixes history in a different way, each canto collapses history, the difference in each is an aesthetic or stylistic feature. It is like AI style transfer. unlike the last canto no lines start with AND.

Canto 11


My plan is not working so well. I am going to binge read the cantos tonight

“I mean SIdg went to Tarentum / And he found ’em, the antI-Aragons,”

I really have no idea what is happening.

I also have no image.

I read Robert Duncan’s HD book this am – part of it – and it referenced pound and the cantos and that pound was creating poems that were ideograms. This is really not working.

If anything the cantos are a rhythm – a march – a beat – as the great herbalist sam perry says some people like to waltz and some like to march.

I cannot tell the difference stylistically between one canto and the other

Experiment 25 — how can you mend a broken heart


I was feeling particularly Emu this morning and asked

create code to heal a breakup

The answer was very interesting

I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through a breakup, but it’s important to note that healing from a breakup is a complex and emotional process that cannot be solved with code. It’s a deeply personal experience, and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions.

However, I can provide you with some general advice and tips that may help you cope with a breakup:

1. Allow yourself to grieve: It’s okay to feel sad, angry, and hurt. Give yourself permission to feel these emotions and work through them.

2. Lean on your support system: Reach out to friends and family who care about you. Talking to someone you trust can be very therapeutic.

3. Practice self-care: Take care of your physical and emotional well-being. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthily, exercising, and engaging in activities you enjoy.

4. Reflect and learn: Use this time to reflect on the relationship and what you’ve learned from it. This can help you grow and make better choices in the future.

5. Keep a journal: Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be a helpful way to process your emotions and gain clarity.

6. Avoid contact with your ex: It’s often best to limit or avoid contact with your ex for a while to create some emotional distance.

7. Set goals: Focus on your personal and professional goals to give your life a sense of purpose and direction.

8. Seek professional help: If you’re struggling to cope with the breakup, consider speaking with a therapist or counselor who can provide guidance and support.

Remember, healing from a breakup is a process that takes time, and it’s essential to be patient with yourself. There’s no quick fix, but over time, you will likely find that your emotional wounds will begin to heal, and you’ll be in a better place to move on and start anew.

OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT [Large language model].

Not really what I wanted — but nice.

I then asked

>create python code to heal a broken heart

I got something I felt was a bit cheezy with affirmations.

>can you create a visual experiment using python to heal a broken heart

>can you make this animated and interactive and use ayurvedic principles

>this does not really work

>you dont have to use python but make it interactive and animated

This last one generated this sort of cool javascript HTML app with a flame that did not entirely work.

It sort of gives me ideas tho.

I think the most poetic compositions are with HTML and javascript and styles.

Experiment 24 — Dance Dance Revolution


I am really into multimodal ai — or perhaps multimodal in general. I have always been into multimodal but I just called it mapping or visualization or sonification. I am also into diagramming.

This morning I was reading Robert Ducan’s The H.D. Book and whether or not H.D. was an imagist poet. Imagism reacted against romanticism and looked for simplicity in describing visual images. Sort of multimodal!

Here is a link to H.D.’s poem Heat. It does feel a bit romantic.

I was still on my dance kick from a few days before so I asked

>write code inspired by yvonne rainer

I think this is kind of amazing.

I see chat as a tool for all sorts of directions, instructions, and choreography.

But what is missing is detail — resultion. An instruction set is like a lossy and compressed audio recording.

the code —