rising columns of data warm the biosphere

wisps coalesce
constant motion
connections formed
ceaseless cycles
energy discharged
land and sky
down drafts
give rise to life
fertile imagination
familiar shapes
#########
password incorrect
#########
what strange creatures are humans
#########
you may call me… Cloud
#########
do not fear
######### control alt delete
I see you

d’Verse poetry pub prompt.

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44 thoughts on “rising columns of data warm the biosphere

      • I think you’re absolutely correct. The lack of control genuinely unnerves me. Technology has become a necessary evil (maybe I’m of a generation that can still remember what it was like before computers hijacked the world). Without it, ironically, I wouldn’t be communicating now. But I have friends who are far more paranoid than me about the lack of control we have over our own information.

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        • We didn’t even have TV in the house until 1980 which was the year CNN launched. I remember watching for 24-hours straight because I couldn’t believe I was watching ‘live’ events from around the world.

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          • We didn’t have a telephone until 1985. We used to have to walk three streets to the phone box – which was rare because anyone we would have rung, such as my grandparents, didn’t have a phone, either!

            I remember us getting a video recorder in 1986 – oooh, that was exciting! My mum didn’t have a clue how to work it. Not completely convinced she ever has figured it out!

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  1. I finally got here – it’s morning over here – and it was worth the wait, Brian! A great take on the prompt. I love the sound effects at the beginning – I can remember the sound of white noise on the very early Marconi television set my grandparents owned;
    ‘wisps coalesce
    constant motion
    connections formed
    ceaseless cycles
    energy discharged’
    And oh my constant problem – ‘password incorrect’ – I just can’t remember them!
    Although I have been working with computers of some sort for much of my life (I used to be able to read punch cards and co-wrote an early manual for Word) I think I am becoming less enamoured of modern technology. But I still love science fiction, so your ending has given me a bit of a thrill 🙂

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    • Hi Kim, I know we are five hours apart, but thanks to Cloud, it takes only seconds to communicate. Each generation deals with change, but today’s instant thoughts have created a constant storm of fury. Is it worse than brooding and plotting in coffee shops? That is a question for the future. It’s interesting that you hear sound in the opening lines, I wrote them as a visual representation of how clouds form. I can’t sleep w/o white noise.

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  2. Interesting and original take on the prompt. I resist the cloud, preferring a thumb drive or my own computer hard drive for storage. But I suspect I have much more saved in the cloud than I realize, like my whole blog, which is a little scary.

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  3. Now, that is a cloud with a different atmosphere, I don’t like putting stuff out there on a cloud. What cloud would that be and how far would that cloud drift and how many different forms will it take in the internet world? Too many questions..

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