MyFirst(Code Poem);

<!DOCTYPE html>

function myFunction()
document.getElementById(“poem”).innerHTML=”For all our digitality, our heads will end up here”;


document.write(“<h1>the leaf-gold hair, rotting with autumn / fallen</h1>”);
document.write(“<h2>receding skin, the glint of bone, in the cliche half of moonlight</h2>”);
document.write(“<h3>long faded bone, a tea-rinsed manuscript / of everything inside</h3>”);
document.write(“<h4>fragment, shard, and shatteredness</h4>”);
document.write(“<h5>a calcified grittiness enriching the soil</h5>”);
document.write(“<h6>full assimilation and falling <strike>like</strike> leaves</h6>”);

<button type=”button” onclick=”myFunction(howrandomthischance)”>Will this be the action that takes you to that script?</button>



Written in response to a Digital Writing Month prompt.


8 comments for “MyFirst(Code Poem);

  1. November 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Love the “function” commands there. (Sort of heard the soundtrack to Schoolhouse Rock — you can see I spend my days in an elementary classroom). And I loved “…our heads will end up here” as a great poetic line.
    Thanks for sharing

    • ekswitaj
      November 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?

      (Child of the 80s here.)

  2. Pat
    April 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Joyce Code? Joyce Programming language?

    • ekswitaj
      April 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      I’m sure that zombie Joyce would be playing with programming languages today! The challenge with bringing Joyce together with electronic code is how much in Joyce is random and how much of it means multiple things and/or not-quite things.

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