Short Ekphrastic Poems

  1.   My dull, colorless, eyes display the trail of tears left once upon them.  No matter how vivid the world could be, I see it in 1000 shades of gray.  The wind blows hard against my frigid body, making me feel even darker inside.  It is indubitable that this fall can be overcome.  The only thing that I have is darkness.

2.  The frosty snow was opaque, as I saw it fall against my window pane.  PLICK! PLICK!  I rushed to the window, wondering what was happening.  I saw hail droplets, the size of pennies, scattered in between the frequent snow flurries.  What a great day to spend by the warm, crackling, fireplace, snuggled up in my pajamas, reading “Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul”. 

 

1 Comment

  1. “Also main roads and highways get cleared of snow within hours but side streets can go 12-36 hours before getting plowed how are these sensors going to pick up where the lanes are? Because at that point, the sensors aren”t looking for lane markers. Their looking for established landmarks and signposts as recorded during ideal conditions (summer with clear skies), and when used in conjunction with GPS locations, the predictive software can learn where the lane is in the summer months and remember where it is in the winter months without making visual confirmation just like how humans do in the winter. You know there are lanes somewhere, but since they”re covered with snow, you and other drivers are simply trying to remember where the lanes where in the warmer weather. If a human driver can remember where the lanes are when they are covered in snow, an autonomous car can too. The real challenge will be in how accurately the autonomous car can record the lanes” location with GPS. For the autonomous car, that data can be shared with other autonomous cars that have never driven down that snow-covered road before, and can also inform your autonomous car if you”ve never driven down a snow covered road before.

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