The concept of bootstrapping, or “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps,” means to get yourself out of a situation by using the resources you have at hand. In computer parlance this has been shortened to “booting” and is the term used to describe when a system is initially activated and then starts up using existing hardware and firmware prior to loading the operating system.
Anyhow, I thought I’d extend this concept a little today using my iPhone’s predictive texting to generate a Haiku.
Staring with the word haiku, I selected one of the 3 suggested words that followed and repeated this until my bootstrapped haiku was created:
Haiku is the art
And the sunset in my house
Is so much better
And here’s the screenshot to prove it…
The traditional haiku form is often like this: images and observations that don’t immediately make sense, and let you go off on your own wondering.
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Absolutely, Brian. It is a complicated poetic form that belies its apparently simple rules. I think the predictive text did a good job here 🙂