Poetry from the Virtual Scrapyard Anniversary: I Subconsciously Think about This Element

Today is an anniversary: The first Search Term Poem has seen the light of day one year ago on my Facebook timeline – this was my debut as a search term poet on WordPress on 12-12-12.

I have created tons of artifacts from the virtual scrapyard since then.

Spammers had enough time to hone their skills since my latest spooky Spam Poem – and indeed: Spam comments mutated – to the more sophisticated! Unfortunately the spam filter caught them all, but the latest spam is better suited to serve as raw material for my stream of consciousness.


  • Each line of the poem including the title is a fragment of consecutive words copied from the spam comments on this blog.
  • Comments must not be re-used. Each comment is trashed after having been poem-ized.
  • Editing is not permitted; typos must not be corrected.
  • In a line different fragments must not be concatenated. 

I subconsciously think about this element

the Edifice
does kill me
rather unpretentious

Light is absorbed with the crystal
precious metal shinning
explained by their all-aroundness

considering the portfolio clutch
it has some overlapping

In other words the sock in the freezer cooler
an issue that students take with each other every day, Master of science

reassured of the fact
the 2nd hand will become moving
timeless and energetic
The surveillance cameras seem at everybody
whose way also keeps on adjusting
fit your individual status

Geekiness of Classical Mechanics
you can obviously see the rules of grid from the bottom
made up of a series of pipes

being one of the few individuals
I watched the flick under her name once more
currently renewing my passport
Personalized redevelopment
appeal to the telltale

i am just adhering to you
involved with unintended degeneration

Wonderful goods from you
lead your escapades in all serenity
the only potential difficulty is being capable to find them

difficult to distinguish between good and evil
let us determine what you think
I sit on the sidelines
I have learn this submit

This is a local matter
obviously not the case
responding of all time continues to be emerging
This poison is the most thorough destruction of life forms

Dont write a status message at all
that could no doubt get applied yet again
Not rocket science

Like them or can’t stand them
Material storage can happen
Determine underneath

we’re not seeing the storyplot
and the shadows
they are often all-knowing

What really annoys me is
wholesomeness connected with thought process
What’s wrong with it? What’s right!?

The power to complete the task
with a mere click of the mouse
aren’t quick to tarnish
on more levels than one
Stay up as late as possible

in this technological world the whole thing is accessible
pragmatic and enterprising
common at any point in time

Wipe out overwork
there are more reasonable options
more desirable than being dynamic

now I embrace this
epic saga
vintage (classic)
I agree with your point of view

20 Comments Add yours

  1. I appreciate the image at the end. Human turkeys seem ripe for the slaughter after all!

  2. bert0001 says:

    Sometimes I think you are a nerd! But then, I like your company, being one myself.

    1. elkement says:

      I had called myself a nerd in several posts :-)

      1. bert0001 says:

        This poetic post has a higher level of nerdiness as usual :-)

  3. Bravo! it’s been a while since your last one and I was wondering if you had retired your poet hat for your physicist one. Glad to see the legacy lives on ;)

    1. elkement says:

      Thanks, Judy! No, I was just shocked by Google encrypting all search terms now as I wanted to do more search term poetry. But I impressed by the “quality” of spam now!

      1. Ah, that may be why the WordPress Search Engine Terms section has been reporting a number of “Unknown search terms” on my Stats page each day. Even so, enough search terms have gotten reported for me to do my annual post on them (just as you do your periodic Spam Poem):


        1. elkement says:

          Thanks – you search terms are incredible!
          Yes, I also still get “some” search terms and I will continue to publish quaterly search term poems (I have saved Q4 terms on Dec. 31, and this was my Q3 search term poem: https://elkement.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/the-science-of-search-term-poetry/ ).
          I might be too choosey as I feel the “quality” of poems might worsen if I can’t pick from a larger set of terms – I am most intrigued by combinations of search terms that seem to form question and answer or a dialogue, or have some other far-fetched relation. I have experimented with many ways of “enrichment” of that poems by adding snippets e.g. from comments on this blogs, by adding “suitable” images, and I have poetri-sized by own headlines.
          If anything fails I will resort to using the terms from Google’s webmaster tools in addition to WP stats.

  4. Please promise you’ll listen to at least one of these. They are taken from Radio broadcasts of Rubie, The Galactic Gumshoe (http://www.zbs.org/catalog/index.php?cPath=2) … and I consider them your reward for such hard work over the last year!

    https:// www. youtube.com/watch?v=QJJYq-m2EAI
    https:// www. youtube.com/watch?v=NP8bOqTAco0
    https:// www. youtube.com/watch?v=f2KZ_wWWeYM


    [Edited to avoid automatic embedding]

    1. elkement says:

      Thanks, Dave – I listened to both!! I like this mixture of pop culture, weirdness and hidden wisdom…and you give me ideas.
      Spam poetry should be podcasted, shouldn’t it? I have once found another poet who included pod casts on his site (Mental not to self: Create a review post on general trends in the spam poetry community).
      But I would want a native British speaker reading my poetry – I am always imagining John Cleese doing it.
      As for the award: As the only ILFB award holder so far you still have the power to pass the award on ;-) My committee consisting only of myself had already decided on the next awardee I will pick myself – thanks for the reminder that I need to publish that finally:-)

      1. I thought I had passed it along to you and Maurice? I would hate to think I have been remiss in my responsibilities. D

        1. elkement says:

          Yes, you did!! I think I need to check my own rules and probably fix the loopholes. Maurice didn’t pass it on, so I figured you might have another take – but as I said I have probably forgotten the rules I have designed :-)

  5. Mademoiselle says:

    This is a really cool and creative idea!

    1. elkement says:

      Thanks a lot – I am glad that I didn’t scare scientifically minded readers off with this post ;-)

  6. Mademoiselle says:

    This is a really cool andcreative idea!

    1. elkement says:

      I guess I could delete this – but wait, I could save it for later use in “comment typo poetry”! ;-) (I had also used snippets of comments on this blog already to create “poetry”)

  7. M. R. says:

    I apologise. Deeply. [grin]

    1. elkement says:

      You are forgiven :-)

  8. M. R. says:

    Bloody HILARIOUS!!! I am not receiving that level of spam, so can’t compete. I guess one day … [grin]

    1. elkement says:

      Thanks! This has been created from a selection of comments – hand-picked from 400 carefully analyzed spam comments in my queue. And … please…. don’t call that solemn piece of postmodern art hilarious ;-) The spammers (who are the true poets here) could be offended.

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