Poetry via 'fortune'
While on BITNET, for many years, I got a daily poem from the BIALIK@BRANDEIS
poetry server. (Kudos to Chris Hurlburt who wrote the VMS script to automate it)
I've collected these, along with others, into a single text file and turned it into a fortune file.
Meaning you can have a random poem any time your heart desires it. Cool, eh?
There are (initially) 158 poems in the file, though there is almost certainly some duplication.
Get A Poem Now!
Due to a neat PHP module off of Freshmeat,
you can get a random poem now!
Or as many as your heart desires. Enjoy.
Download the text file and
the lookup file and put them with your other fortune files; this is usually /usr/share/games/fortune
Run 'fortune poems' and voila!
Note that you can just run fortune with no arguments, and it will randomly (ie sometimes) choose a poem, since they are now in its target directory.
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