Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

1DR *w*

Texting is finding its way into our daily language.  It is a form of communication and even if you don't use it, you will discover and learn new words, via social media, family and friends. OMG-oh, my God , I have heard on TV, movies and read it in books.  The title of this post is :  I wonder(1DR) *w*-is a wink ;D  how this will affect the world of poetry.  Check out this article, young poets are  influenced by this language, I think we should explore it, too.  Be open to what is going to be part of the future. What do you think of this language and the idea of it already being poetic?
In case you don't like feel like reading the article; check this out:

BARD ENGLISH: SHAKESPEARE TEXTIFIED

'Shll I cmpre thee 2 a smmrs dy

Tho art mre lvly + mre tmprte

Rgh wnds do shke da drlin bds of may

+ smmrs lese hath all 2 shrt a dte

smtmes 2 hot da i of hvn shnes

+ oftn s hs gld cmplxn dimmd

+ evry fair frm fair smtms dilclns

by chce r ntre's chngig corse untrmmd

Bt thy eternl smmr shll nt fde

nr lse pssessn of dat fair tho owst

Nr sll Dth brg tho wndr'st n his shde

whenin etrnl lnes 2 time tho grwst

so lng as mn cn brthe or i's cn c

so lng lvs dis + dis gvs lfe 2 thee'


 I think we should write a Textified poem...don't panic if you don't have a cell phone or know this language. I have provided a link, scroll down and you will see some of your choices. Your poem doesn't have to be like this one above. Just use some text words in your poem, mix it up, play with this form. Have fun! It is the wave of the future.   

Here is your guide: Text Abbreviations 
and here is another site with Texting slang

GTG GL(got to go  Good Luck)


15 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a real challenge for the purists among us, Ella!

Mary Ann Potter said...

It looks like fun, but it makes me sad that so many younger people are good at this and not good at real writing! (School teacher bias here --- I taught high school English for 37 years. Old-fashioned bias here, too!)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my, we have come a long way from Keats and Shelley. This will be a real stretch for a mind too old and grisly to stretch very far:)(wink!)

Ella said...

I have mixed feelings about this.
I agree it is a real challenge, I found it took away from the beauty of the words I really wanted to use. It shortened it, the message is there, but not as beautiful as it could be. I agree it is sad, language needs to be studied as is and this more recreational, but I fear it won't be that way~

Sherry, you can do it...write it first then go back and interject a few txt words~

Marian said...

srsly ppl? ROFL! ;)

Kenia Cris said...

This is very interesting! I'm barely writing full words though, I don't think I could use texting! I'll save the link! <3

Kay L. Davies said...

What? Sherry's not here yet? Sherry, I know you're not as old as you'd like to let on. LOL

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ella said...

You know I did it, but I'm not impressed. BTDT, rofl, I'm over it~

I thought it would make an interesting prompt, but if no one wants to it is fwm. :D

Marian said...

ella, i'm still beating my head against the wall trying to write to Grace's prompt. which does not mix well with this one. ROFL! :)

Ella said...

My sinuses are still off, so you can blame me for my head cold and confusion, lol.
I read Grace's post and my head felt dizzy. I hope tomorrow I can try to tackle it. Head colds suck!

No worries; I'm fine either way, but it did bring up convo and that is good!

sunny said...

Hi old raven ,its nice to see your post ,you have very good ideas keep it up.

vivinfrance said...

Please Miss, may I be excused? I love words too much to want to mangle them.

The Old Raven said...

I am a woman who has spent a lifetime changing. And at the moment I am attempting to change a HUGE thing in my life. That said: I am one who has difficulty with acronyms ... something that I view as a precursor to TXTing. I can't possibly judge TXTing but it doesn't fit at the moment into my plans. I do sometimes with the grand kids but ... oh well.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I used this text version of sonnet 18 in class today, and my students were fascinated. I said it proved the poet's point in the couplet: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see / so long lives this and this gives life to thee. Even if the English language is impoverished over the next few decades, Shakespeare's poems will still be read.

Ella said...

I am fine with everyone's view. Kerry thank you for sharing. It is encouraging to know that this language will transcend the barrier of time~ :D