Sonnet to a cyborg

 Today is World Poetry Day 2013! I thought that it would be fun to have a go at putting together a cyborg inspired sonnet…Poetry not  my thing but figured I’d give it a whirl anyhow!

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  1. cmeckenstock March 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    (Please delete previous post – had the wrong name!)

    Wow, this is very good, Nikki. Inspiring. You have managed to include all important components into this one flowing poetry. That’s post-human isn’t it?

    • Nikki Bourke March 23, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Cheers Chantelle! – I was driving to work that morning and the voice on the radio announced that it was World Poetry Day. I thought it might be fun to experiment with a structure I have no real experience with and settled on a sonnet.

      That’s what I love about EDC…there are no hardcore boundaries set before us so the practice of dipping one’s toes into unanticipated waters is encouraged and comfortable. I haven’t a poetic bone in my body [trust me!] so for me it is the experimentation element that gave light to the above.

  2. Giraf87 March 24, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Nikki, this is super. As Chantelle mentioned, you very well touched upon all the strands not easy with so much being discussed.

    How about layering the sonnet with a piece of electronic music?
    https://soundcloud.com/tinlicker/04-tinlicker-applejuice-final?in=tinlicker/sets/tinlicker-remember-the

    [a minimal techno track by Dutch artist 'tinlicker' (Micha Heyboer) and the album entitled 'Remember the Future'.]

    • Nikki Bourke March 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      Great music Gina. I also love the idea of layering the piece with audio. I guess that the time spent over the past two weeks had taken its toll on me and I could only focus on one ‘layer’ at a time – think that I’ll be getting my mind round the core concepts for a while yet!

  3. Giraf87 March 27, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    I agree Nikki, I seem to be torn between practice and theory, and it seems to use different parts of my rhizomatic brain …. LOL!