Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lexadecimal poems

 Ba1b0a 1a5505 5a1ad5,
 1e5b05 f01ded f1eece.
 10ca15 c0bb1e ce1105,
 fab1ed ba11ad cea5ed.

What is that?

Balboa lassos salads,
Lesbos folded fleece.
Locals cobble cellos,
fabled ballad ceased.

A lexadecimal poem is one made from lexadecimals. If you take a hexadecimal color code that has only a, b, c, d, e, f, 0, 1, or 5 in each of its six positions (e.g. #bada55), and turn 0 into o, 1 into l, and 5 into s, and if that's a word, it's a lexadecimal*.

Great way to make a colorful poem.

The two background colors are #ca55e1 #5ab1e5 (chosen to make the others readable), or "Cassel sables".

*Lexadecimal was created by Jonny Richards, Peter MacRobert, David Somers & Amanda Dredge, with a nod to Ben Griffiths for the original concept.

placed in Poets United Poetry Pantry #69