Word Count: 187 | Estimated time to read entry: 3 min
Techdom is abuzz with unprecedented hype on the recently announced Google Wave. I decided to go in for the early sign-up and came across a form-field that was unique: Google wants interested signees to write a message for the Google Wave team – which could be a Haiku, a Sonnet or even ASCII art.
I took some time out to write this poem. Each stanza has at least 1 mention of Google (in some form – products, technology used etc) and a rival product. The first 2 instances are provided as hints – see text in bold.
Altogether, there are 6 Google related and 9 competitor related mentions.
How many can you spot? 🙂
THE ELECTRONIC KNIGHT
The Vista is hazy, obscured by clouds,
Windows hang decrepit, covered in shrouds.
The fading flickr of the dying sun,
Casts a gloomy pic, as a battle unwon.
The walls have crumbled- only scraps remain,
Like a forgotten face, booked for Oblivion.
The pods lie wizened and shatter with a touch,
Their apple-red glow, now androidy as such.
In this midst emerged a rainbow suave,
Bringing back life in a zestful wave.