Times Haiku

While we’re on the topic of haiku, the New York Times has a blog for “serendipitous poetry” found in the newspaper.

“How does our algorithm work? It periodically checks the New York Times home page for newly published articles. Then it scans each sentence looking for potential haikus by using an electronic dictionary containing syllable counts.”

Here’s an example:

You may not always
like what the algorithm
does to your photos.

They’re pretty much uniformly not good haikus, but I do appreciate the impulse.

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