we are the trees

aurèce vettier

This series of 5 poems always begins with the same sentence : « we are the trees ». GPT-3 algorithms were confronted to verses from aurèce vettier’s Elegia Machina (2021), intimate travel memories and description of scents, fragments from J.L. Borges short stories. As the poems seem to reference each other, there is no beginning nor end of this meditative reflection on the fate of imaginary trees.

The poems are written in latent botanist writing, invented by aurèce vettier and derived from AI-generated herbariums as part of their Potential Herbariums series.

Poems in progress