With this exercise, you can create your own poetry or prose using mobile apps.
1. Select three or more reading apps. For this demonstration, I have used:
* Poetry’s randomized poem generation machine;
* Connu’s Pandora-inspired short story collection;
* YouVersion’s scripture-in-translation database;
* the new Kindle-based literary journal Day One;
* the Audible app; and
* the new “read it now” feature on the Goodreads social media app.
2. Open an app, click around a bit at random (to get past the welcome screen and into the text of a book, article, poem, etc.), and copy the first block of text you find. You can copy this text by hand or type it into a Word doc.
Poetry: "From The Task, Book V: The Winter Morning Walk"
Connu: "How many heavens do you need to be happy?"
YouVersion: "Psalm 119:11 -- I have stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
Day One: "One part of our mission..."
Audible: "But still as tired of life as he sometimes felt..."
Goodreads: "From India one of these days, June or July, she forgot which..."
3. Collage the text to create new phrases. In the example below, I've created miniature first-, second-, and third-person narratives, along with a short lyric poem.
I have stored up how many heavens from the task? One of these days, June or July, our mission might not sin.
The winter morning walks against you. Do you need to be happy?
She forgot to be the task. He sometimes felt sin.
Winter morning word of life
The task in my heart
Life from India:
One part June or July
Sin against happy