This project displays the current season, solar term and pentad of the traditional East Asian calendars.
This project displays the current phenological season in central Europe.
This is a (growing) compilation of css patterns which can be used as background elements.
This app generates a haiku (or a tanka) by randomly picking three (or five) lines with 575(77) syllables from well-known poets whose works are in the public domain.
The lines are sorted by syllable count beforehand, using Python, NLTK, CMUdict (Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary), and syllabes. These methods of counting syllables aren’t very accurate, however, and many improvements are necessary.Read about the poetry corpora that were used.
This app consists of two parts: First, it displays a random poem from a poet you can specify. Then, once a poem is displayed, you can click on any word and the app displays another poem that includes this word.
With this app you can generate a synæsthetic or surreal metaphor or simile either completely at random or by restricting one or more of the word classes to a specific sensory category.
Unfortunately, these corpora aren’t completely regular and use rather different TEI XML structures, sometimes within one and the same file, which is why I’ve regularized them somewhat using Python and Regex, but some comments, notes, dates, line numbers, bad formatting, unnecessary special characters, etc. still made it through and will need to be removed in the future so that only pure poetry is left.