This Website Lets You Mold Your Tweets Into Strange, Beautiful Poetry
Are your random tweets poetry? No — but they could be.
That's the idea behind Poetweet, a delightful new website that scans your recent 140-character missives and transforms them into one of three poetic forms: A sonnet, rondel or an indriso. Each line comes with a link the the original tweet as well.
The results are exactly as you'd expect: Totally absurd, yet strangely beautiful. I tested my own Twitter handle first:
"[Andrew] Sullivan is retiring from blogging/Also James Franco is terrible" is an oddly close representation of my humor. "Mother nature is my lube," well, I don't really know what happened there.
But the best results of Poetweet don't necessarily comes from your own feed, though — running the Twitter handles of celebrities yields odd results.
Here's one for Taylor Swift:
And Justin Bieber:
The Barack Obama one is priceless:
Egads. For a palette cleanser, here's the New York Times: