Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Different View

At the invitation of Silvana, here is a different look at Quiet Mind--this one using Wordle.

It’s a visual representation of word frequency in a block of text—the larger the font, the more frequent the use.

It is certainly an interesting and clear way to see themes...God, mind, quiet, thoughts, images, glorious (twice!)... but I love even more the "throw it in the pot and stir" spill of language that allows words to settle into new places and create even more.  I am rather fond of frequently well-thumbed as well as wonder loving Glorious pairing-quiet God is one of my favorites.  And there are even short poems all on their own...Open sat vastness/blooming God's glorious images.  Or perhaps a new invitation...Write revelation moon.

This Wordle excersise makes me realize in a new way the generative life within well selected words.  As a writer, I put them together in a certain way to create certain images or convey particular ideas.  But clearly, tossed together in a different way, those same words have much more to say, reveal.

Frankly, I think that's cool.


Silvana rscj said...

Lovely. And how like a poet to see short poems where I see prose!

Hope you enjoy this new toy - it's fun as well as revealing, instructive and enriching

Cloister said...

Beautiful! I love the way you have introduced this Wordle. You are right, they really are revealing. I like 'a new vastness' and 'God's glorious love', both of which jump out at me here. xx