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Midweek 'Found' Poetry: keep_running by daintydora

I love playing with words, and poetry is my place of escape and joy right now. In another exploration of found poetry, I'm linking up with my equally creative and lexical friend, Karen, over at Leaf and Petal.

To shake things up and introduce new and interesting terminology to the mix, we've used a page from a copy of Linux User & Developer magazine (Issue 142), where I was particularly drawn to the 'Python column', which waxes lyrical about adding 'vision' to your Raspberry Pi (not a euphemism!)

Raspberry Pi Article in Linux Magazine (Issue 142)




Establish connected

parameters combine;

probably powerful

while keep_running=


Signals are messages

(the kill signal)

Listen, asynchronous,

do something!

Skip, callback, interrupt -

set the program kernel to

green, red, yellow...

But why Python?

In base libraries

the simplest things combine;

an infinite loop, (the

tilt signal)

where two devices break out.

USB ports

install control

and animated=true.

The last step?


SO much inspiration in words!

Read more of my poetry, 'found' and otherwise, here.


'Found Poetry' from Linux Magazine by daintydora

Found it in my notepad... Found Poetry is such an interesting subject and a clever, accessible intro to the world of poetry (which can sometimes seem an elitist club for the few who can master Haiku and Pantoums and the inexplicable ins and outs of rhythm, rhyme, assonance, alliteration and allegory...)

The concept was first introduced to me when doing an online evening class in Creative Writing at Strathclyde university.

The idea is to pick words/phrases at random from a magazine or written text you wouldn't normally read (or a street sign, flyer, noticeboard - whatever), and rework them into something resembling a poem, all without thinking too much about it.

You can draw a shape like a circle onto the page and decide to only use the words inside that shape, or 'take a line for a walk' and use the words where the line intersects. You might add the rule that you have to use all the words or that you can't add or remove any words. It's an experiment. Your experiment.

It's the 'freeing up' of the mind that is the focus, the process, rather than the end result, though the end result can actually be rather interesting in itself.

Here's my attempt using a page of terms from the computing magazine Linux User & Developer:

The Back-Up
The back-up.
It’s exactly unclear. Rubbish!
Two connections I have witnessed:
Reboot. Gesture. Reboot.
Unclear? Exactly.
Make voice calls. Gesture. Reboot.
The foot won.
I have witnessed the back-up.
Two connections made me think:
it’s exactly unclear.
The back-up.