Wikipoems

Wikipoems

by Kallie Quist

* Wikipoetry is a form of collage (or in this case copy-and-paste) poetry. Each poem is based from a singular Wikipedia article, of which it is named after. All found language is completely in its original state.

Synchronicity

 

a person was embedded in an orderly framework
an "intervention of grace”
appears to be inconceivable
but rather an expression of a deeper order
with an impeccably "geometrical" idea of reality.

 

a phenomenon of energy, a governing dynamic
which underlies the whole of human experience
and history within the bounds of intelligibility
it is impossible to examine all chance happenings
meaningfully related in spite of efforts made on both sides
it breaks whenever they touch it.

 

"That's the effect of living backwards,
conscious thinking to greater wholeness
plum pudding on the menu and "acausal parallelism.”
it was a fairly large flying insect that was knocking against the window-pane
falling together in time without apparent cause,
the cause can be internal.

 

This experience punctured the desired hole in her,
attempts to sweeten her rationalism with a somewhat
more human understandinga complicated apparatus.

 

Identification of non-existent patterns
confirms one's preconceptions,
and like the "man in the moon", or faces in wood grain
"nothing can happen without being caused”
and probably never will be.

 

Hypnagogia

 

During this "threshold consciousness”
"half-asleep" or "half-awake", or "mind awake body asleep”
or a doorbell ringing.

 

the experience of the transitional state continues
with increasing sophistication.

 

Lucid thought, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis
range from the vague and barely perceptible to vivid
inspiration (artistic or divine).

 

The phenomenon of seeing the chess board and pieces
usually static and lacking in narrative content,
representing movement through tunnels of light.
Edgar Allan Poe, for example, wrote of the “fancies”

 

people may drift in and out of sleep. The edges of sleep
monochromatic or richly colored, still or moving,
flat or three-dimensional (representational) images turning
abstract ideas into a concrete explanation
for at least some alien abduction experiences,

 

intrude into wakefulness in to a decline
in speckles, lines or geometrical patterns,
including form constants, or as its corresponding neurology,
(exploding head syndrome).

 

It is not to be confused with daydreaming.

 

Kansas

 

in the Midwestern United States
it is often said to mean "people of the (south)
constructed homesteads
when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland.

 

At the same time, they became known as Exodusters.

 

in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars
Tribes in the eastern part of the supercell thunderstorms;
was first claimed as the evidence of a spiritual experience
referred to as the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1901.

 

a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided,

 

in the summer and spring,
Mount Sunflower is built on one of the world's largest salt deposits
"Queen of the Cowtowns.”  is prone to severe weather
the "Cathedral of the Plains" is located as the home of Dorothy Gale,

 

 

also home of the Westboro Baptist Church,

 

in children's literature,
Wild Bill Hickok lying in the great central plain of the United States,
indeed "flatter than a pancake”
producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans.

 

His application to that body for a fictional town of Manifest,

 

in villages along the river valleys
the Wild West-era commenced in a sequence of horizontal
to gently westward dipping sedimentary rocks
as sunny as California and Arizona.

 

Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today.


Kallie Quist is a student at Eugene Lang College at The New School, studying Creative Writing and Literature. Her work has been featured in The New School's literary magazine, Eleven and a Half. She has self-published a chapbook and several zines, and hopes to continue making and selling books in the future. Kallie is also an intern at The Poetry Project and works as a barista.