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OpenStreetMap Haiku

A haiku for you / Latitude and longitude / Place-based poems here. Poetry enthusiasts looking for a fun new way to find haikus may enjoy OpenStreetMap Haiku, a resource that "automated making haikus about places." The project "look[s] at every aspect of the surroundings of a point," to create poems that are "fun, often weird," but nonetheless always engaging. To generate a poem about a location of choice, users can scroll through the world map, select a location, and wait patiently for their very own 5/7/5 stanza to appear. From Little Rock, Arkansas ("Rest in peace / feeling good in Arkansas / Good morning") to Bahia, Brazil ("Can you hear the seagulls? / The day going by / A dark rain,") the site offers world-wide wit. Haikus can be generated in English, Spanish, French, and Czech. Users curious about the programming used to create the Haiku Map should check out the About page (following the link in the lower left-hand corner of the site's home page), which provides a detailed walk-through of the software and coding involved in creating the database on OpenStreetMap.
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June 12th, 2020
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May 4th, 2020 at 2:51pm
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May 5th, 2020 at 10:50am
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