I finally finished my wikipedia poem! It's about holiness and being trans and also Chernobyl kind of.
wanted to try my hand at one of those wikipedia excerpt poems. title: “the ginko stays”
transcript under the cut
the diversity of uses and meanings
combined with the complexity of the feelings involved
makes love unusually difficult to consistently define
170 million-year-old fossil
have endured to the present day,
as if the fossil had “come to life again.”
the color wheel theory of love.
during autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall,
sometimes for years.
the universe goes through repeated cycles
with each cycle lasting 4,320 million years.
the ginkgo stays
the existence of altruism in nature is at first sight puzzling,
such love might exist between family members,
“unconditional selflessness” to a tree.
ancient greek philosophers identified six forms of love:
flower, leaf, stem, bark, root, seed.
six gingko biloba specimens survived the atomic bombing of hiroshima,
1 to 2 kilometers from ground zero.
they still live there today.
laika, estrella / laika, star
Article | Discussion
Laika (Лайка in Russian, “barker”;
Born: November 3rd, 1957
(3 years old)
Sputnik 2, Outer Space
Died: ↑ The true cause and time
of her death was never revealed
Breed: Mixed (possibly part of the Laika breed)
Legend says: “Laika first space traveller”
And if we listen to legend
Then we need to consider
That on Earth there’s one dog less¹
And in the sky, one more star
In the sky, one more star
1.↑ Following Laika, the USSR sent
eight more dogs to space
Occupation: Space Dog
Active Years: October-November of 1957
Famous For: Being the first living creature to orbit Earth
Laika was found as a stray
(It was thought that those animals had
already learnt to bear extreme conditions)
« Laika was calm and charming ».¹³
Before the go was given
one of the scientists took Laika to his home
so she would play with his kids.
What’s that big and colorful ball?
And why am I orbiting around?²
(”I wanted to do something nice for her:
She had so little time left to live.”ⁱ⁷)
2.↑ Laika died hours later
“After placing Laika down
and before closing the hatch,
we kissed her on the nose
and wished her a good trip,
knowing she wouldn’t survive the flight.”
Laika’s breathing rhythm
her cardiac frequency went
from 130 to 240 beats
Vital sign monitoring went out
between 5 and 7 hours later
On April 11th, 2008
a monument was inaugurated in honor of
Laika, at the heart of Moscow
The Closest Stars
I don’t know if I am
the “first man”
or the “last dog”
to ever go to space.
History’s first cosmonaut. [Citation needed]
Made some wikipedia poetry . First time please be nice 2 me
Wikipedia Poem: “Cosmic Loneliness”
“Cosmic Loneliness”, a poem made of Wikipedia snippets and inspired by @headspace-hotel’s Wikipedia poems.
Embracing my radical optimism, I fulfilled this prompt my friend gave me with a Wikipedia poem. On sea, on space, on finding our way. Of will, love, and unyielding determination to persist. People so tender and so whole, still. Who couldn't love you? Who couldn't want you like the sea yearns to love her stars? We are afloat and I love you.
[full Image Description beneath the fold]
[Image Description: it is a collection of snippets from Wikipedia placed in a collage. This description describes a nonlinear form, left-to-right and top-to-bottom, unless otherwise stated. Links in brackets.
Prompt: the sea's yearning for the stars
Arc length is the distance between two points along a section of a [curve].
Calculating the distance between geographical coordinates is based on some level of abstraction; it does not provide an exact distance, which is unattainable if one attempted to account for every irregularity in the surface of the earth. [citation 1]
Image of a bar graph comparing the distance of the kilometre, statute mile, and nautical mile. The kilometre is 54%, the statute mile is 86.9%, and the nautical mile is 100%. The caption states, "Visual comparison of a kilometre, statute mile, and nautical mile."
An expanded navigation block titled, "[Exploration] and [explorers] by nation or region". Each item after headings are links. Header "Explorers by country": Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian; Header "Explorers by type": Canopy, Cove, Circumnavigators (emphasized and unlinked), Climbers, Desert, Polar explorers, Ocean (Deep-sea, Undersea explorers, Seafarers), Space travelers; Header "Exploration by region": Asia (Central Asia, Europeans in Tibet), Africa, Australia (interior), Americas (Prehistoric, North America, Europeans in the Americas), Pacific (Polynesians), Polar (Arctic, Antarctica); Header "Exploration timelines": Chinese exploration, European exploration (Age of Discovery), Europeans in Asia, Maritime exploration, Space exploration
On right: A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and [lenses] and to serve as a [beacon] for [navigational aid], for [maritime pilots] at sea or on inland waterways.
On left: The gravitation attraction that masses have for one another decreases inversely with the square of distance of those masses from each other.
Thus the distance between Earth and Moon is [increasing],
On left, continuing the above: "indispensable... to the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference." [citation 3]
On right: An image of two sets of bones stuck in dirt and rock. They have small labels too small to read. The caption of the image says, "The [Lovers of Cluj-Napoca], a couple buried together between 1450 and 1550. Archaeologists believe that the man (right) died due to a broken [sternum] and that the woman (left) died of a broken heart brought on by the death of her partner. THey were buried with their hands interlocked. [citation needed tag]
Subheading: "Uncomplicated grief" [edit link]
For most bereaved individuals, the journey through grief will ultimately culminate in an acceptable level of adjustment to a life without their loved one. [citation 9]
Indented underneath: Once widely use, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and has become uneconomical since the advent of much cheaper, more sophisticated and effective electronic navigational systems.
Indented: "A moving object is judged to be more rapid than another when at a given moment the first object is behind and a moment or so later ahead of another object." [citation 13]
Subheading: "Planetary romances" [edit link]
On right: image of a triangle ABC, flat side down and pointed upwards at a crude boat drawing with a bright cyan sail and a red-brown body. Bottom side is labelled "b" and connected by points AC. The caption reads, "Finding the position of a distant object B with the angles observed from points A and C and the baseline b between them
On left, below subheading: [abandonment], [coming-of-age problems], [denialism], [distorted sequences], [dysfunctional relationships], [human sexuality], [mental disorders], [mood swings], [odd behaviors], [psychological abuse], [psychedelic art], [social issues]
appear near each other in the sky, but they usually lie at a variety of distances away from Earth.
on right, much smaller: subheading "Pioneer 9" [edit link]. November 8, 1968 Launched at 09:46:00 UTC from Cape Canavarel into solar orbit with a mean distance of 0.8 AU. 1983 Final contact. 1987 Contact was attempted but failed. [citation 8]
on left: astrolabe ([Ancient Greek]: ἀστρολάβος astrolabos; [Arabic]: ٱلأَسْطُرلاب al-Asturlāb; [Persian]: ستارهیاب Setāreyāb) is an ancient astronomical instrument that was a handheld model of the universe.
continuing above, aligned left: Sometimes it is there just as a gentle background but it often introduces such themes as storm, shipwreck, battle, hardship, disaster, the dashing of hopes and death. [citation 206:45]
a reaction to decades of dystopian, nihilistic fiction, explores how goodness and optimism can be acts of rebellion. [citation 14]
for positive change, radical kindness, and
that type of love which has no bounds and is unchanging.
Article title, right aligned: Hope
On right: The Pale Blue Dot image. It consists of mostly dark gray static, interrupted by blurry lines of color diagonally downwards-left from top to bottom. From left to right, the streaks are red, very faint green, very faint red, clear green, extremely faint white, and bright yellow. In the bright yellow band's middle is a very very small whitish speck. The caption reads, "Seen from about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles), [Earth] appears as a tiny dot within deep space: the bluish-white speck almost halfway up the rightmost band of light."
I made another one ☠️
A wikipedia poem inspired by @headspace-hotel! all of the quotes are taken from the “voyager golden record” article
tried my hand at that wikipedia poetry everyones been going on about
@headspace-hotel‘s wikipedia poetry crossed my dash a few times and i really wanted to try my hand at it. so here’s getting lost. [ID under fold]
Title: Getting lost (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
“Get lost” redirects here.
Getting lost is particularly problematic for children (who have not yet developed tools and strategies for maintaining their bearings) and for the elderly, particularly those experiencing the onset of dementia. 
The tendency of the mind to seek patterns
exceed the person’s ability to cope
both of which are universal human experiences.
suffering results from an inability to control
the individual and the threat
of intimacy not accompanied by
1. utopian conceptions of ideal development;
2. sense of incompleteness and imperfection of life;
3. conjoint time focus on the past, present, and future;
4. ambivalent (bittersweet) emotions;
5. reflection and evaluation of one’s life; an
6. symbiotic richness.
depression, temporary fixation, and the disintegration of the self,
Dreams give out strong emotion and
happiness when experienced, but often end in despair when the subject awakens.
what destroys limerence is a suitably long period of
become automatic and do not allow time for reflection. 
During difficult circumstances, these distorted thoughts can contribute to an overall negative outlook on the world and a depressive or anxious mental state.
the feelings of another person. [unreliable source?]
may not life up to these expectations
As a defense mechanism,
of a past event.
Example: After a performance, a concert pianist believes he or she should not have made so many mistakes 
An “elusive ugliness in many relationships, a deceptive ‘kindness,’
because he/she is not “lovable enough.”
Cutting people with knives is a crime ->
But loneliness is also a form of a bodily desire, a yearning for an attachment to the social and for a future beyond the forces that create someone’s alienation and isolation.” 
section title: Relief 
Fix it yourself instead of just talking about it. If you notice an ambiguous error or problem that any reasonable person would recommend fixing, the best course of action may be to be bold and fix it yourself rather than bringing it to someone’s attention in the form of a comment or complaint.
A grief-stricken American soldier is comforted by a fellow soldier after a friend is killed in action during the Korean War.
David, who lamented, “I shall go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Samuel 12:23)
trying to make meaning out of loss
may at times be debilitating enough to be considered a disorder 
No one will give us
Neither God, not the kind
and not a hero -
for an individual from the group
asking “Where am I? Who am I? What am I?”,
an expression of regret or remorse for actions
page title: Trust, but verify
“I’m not a crook.” 
we should ‘give the animal the benefit of the doubt’
They can be sentimental objects that reduce anxiety around separation, self-esteem, and fear of the night. 
(if not outright destroyed)
over and over, by me
i was having thoughts so i made a poem about them
hello,,, I have long been a fan of @headspace-hotel 's wikipedia poetry and so I made this I hope you guys like it
“Us,” inspired by @headspace-hotel’s wikipedia poetry.
Us: a journey to the far side of the sun
intertwine and blur the boundaries of individual reality
blonde hair and blue or silver eyes,
an average incidence rate of 10 to 30 per 100,000 person-years.
All people carry a host of ghosts in their heads
as laughter increasingly threatens a fairy that had been left in place of a human
to remove a birth name
Main character | “Tethered” character
“In My House” He is serious and bitter.
Persona non grata
the split created far more alternate realities than they initially thought
it will be a sign from the universe for them to start trying to have children
(a human-like creature as the easily recognizable Other, “seeing one’s body at a distance”)
Although it is fragmentary, it contains the mother’s grief
Open wounds increasing the chance of transmission.
“Dandelion” redirects here.
the realm of hungry ghosts
(where she encounters a doppelgänger of herself in the house of mirrors)
characterized by the recurring fear of “returning”
(i.e. a name that is dead)
in their diet or blood
and we’re stuck there with him.
The entire plant, including the leaves, stems, flowers, and roots
is edible and nutritious, born where we’re born
mindlessly mimicking a body of an old man, blood on his chest
‘full of fear,’ emotionally locating their ‘real self’ in the future
dandelions are one of the most vital early spring nectar sources for “Haunted houses”
suffering while living a mirrored, painful version of the girl’s life and hating the girl for it.
desensitization and reprocessing, unable to forgive
There’s no one else there, just “Call Off Your Ghost”
After their meeting, Pierre experiences a moment of enlightenment
the fabric of reality has been radically remixed
(divide and conquer)
she waits until her double comes to her
as murder, accidental death, or suicide —
Some stories tell of changelings who forget they are not human and proceed to live a human life
Those were painful days
monotony, darkness, cold; these homes became natural place for ghosts to haunt
blow out a dandelion seed and think of a wish they want to come true.
there would be another knock on the door
wikipedia poem about dpdr, because i can never find the right words when trying to explain; so borrowing them will have to do
From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Specialty: Psychiatry, clinical psychology
Symptoms: Depersonalization, Derealization
Usual onset: Young adulthood
Duration: chronic, episodic
is the subjective experience of "reality of one's self"
or detachment from one's surroundings.
thought to be caused largely by interpersonal trauma
adverse early childhood experiences, specifically emotional abuse and neglect have been linked
the state of mind could last either hours, days, and possibly even weeks at a time.
These experiences which strike at the core of a person's identity and consciousness may cause - substantial distress;
the real thing was overwhelming;
fearing loss of control,
detached from their own thoughts;
these symptoms cause -- unreality,
dissociation from the rest of society;
disconnected or detached from one's self;
or from one's surroundings.
there is an alienation;
uneasy or anxious -- constant or varying intensity.
Insidious onset may reach back as far as can be remembered.
Society and culture 
patient who "feels that he is no longer himself",
attempts to describe experiences that are difficult to articulate into words.
In order to comprehend the nature of reality we must
some descriptions were metaphors;
as if the world around them is
foggy, dreamlike/surreal, or visually distorted.
The ability to sense that something is unreal is maintained when experiencing symptoms of the disorder.
^ Radovic F (2002). "Feelings of Unreality: A Conceptual and Phenomenlogical Analysis of the Language of Depersonalization".
the conceptualization of dissociation
involves detachment from one's self;
it doesn't diminish just the experience, but
more or less all experience.
the majority of people (about 80%) responsible for child maltreatment are the child's own parents.
^ Thomson, Paula; Jaque, S. Victoria (15 March 2018). "Depersonalization, adversity, emotionality, and coping with stressful situations". Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.
as if the world lies within the understanding of reality.
experiences with depersonalization may be frightening,
a loss of control over their thoughts or actions;
persistent or recurrent feelings of detachment from
one's mental or bodily processes;
a sense that self or the world is unreal;
impairment to one's ability to perceive reality.
The Scream may have been inspired by depersonalization disorder.
(i.e. patient is aware of a perceptual disturbance)
symptoms tend to be constant
and quite unsettling.
an illness of lost opportunities.
^ Blevins, Christy A.; Weathers, Frank W.; Mason, Elizabeth A. (1 October 2012). "Construct Validity of Three Depersonalization Measures in Trauma-Exposed College Students". Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.
Anxiety vs. fear
The most common comorbid disorders are depression and anxiety;
significant and uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear;
fear is more complex than just forgetting or deleting memories,
the hereafter, the next ten years or even tomorrow.
DPDR is typically chronic and continuous;
between reality and the symptoms;
a feeling of being detached from the world;
divorced from their own personal self;
Treatment of DPDR is often difficult and refractory.
I find myself regarding existence as though from beyond the tomb,
from another world;
all is strange to me;
I am, as it were,
outside my own body and individuality;
I am depersonalized, detached, cut adrift.
Is this madness?
(In the upper right corner is a heavily edited black and white ghost picture of The Brown Lady of Raynham hall. The descriptive text underneath it is unreadable.)
all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality;
Familiar places may look alien, bizarre, and surreal.
they are not in the notion of the present;
experiencing themselves and their lives from a distance.
as if the world around them is
as though time is passing them by.
they are able to recall a memory but feel as if they did not personally experience it.
In some cases, individuals may be unable to accept their reflection as their own,
thoughts and acts elude the self and become strange.
^ Daphne Simeon; Jeffrey Abugel (7 November 2008). Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self.
critically about the nature of reality and existence.
depersonalization is understood as a defense;
a type of coping mechanism.
Although residual sunlight does not penetrate the depths inhabited by deep-sea lizardfish, their eyes aid in detecting sources of
residual or bioluminescent light.
^ Mauricio Sierra (13 August 2009). Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 120.
A quick Wikipedia poem inspired by the ones made by @headspace-hotel
I’m not a poet, but it was such a cool idea I decided to give it a shot
the revolutionary martyrdom of jean paul marat
experimental wikipedia poetry i put together