Why Is December Called December?
December is coming
December is here
After December what month is it
December hasn’t changed
December was white
December was gray
December must do
December has days
December is not a noun
December is what season
How is December for Taurus
In December is it cold in Cancún
Where does December come from
What is December going to be like?
These autofill poems are such fun to create; many of the lines are ones I'd never come up with on my own. When I was putting together "Why is December Called December?," I once again got a line like one in "November Lost & Found": "December is Spanish." As much as I wanted to use it again, I set it aside. This month's poem asks a lot of questions—such is the nature of a Google search—so perhaps a companion poem could be made of answers. I'll have to think about it. At any rate, this is one way to create an autofill poem:
1. Go to Google.
2. Type in a phrase with the word “December” in it, like “December is.”
3. Before clicking on the results, read what the autofill comes up with.
4. Pick out the best stuff & write it down.
5. Repeat with another phrase.
6. If you speak another language, try using an international Google (for example, Google Spain) to get different results, and translate them into English.
7. Choose the best lines, arrange them, and see what you come up with!
The Poetry Friday roundup for December 3rd is at Michelle Kogan's blog.
Photo by ST. Pomme de New York, sculpture by Claude Lalanne.