Ever wish you could have an artist sit at your side and create visions from your words almost as fast as you can type? At 4 am? Me too, and for some reason all my talented visual art friends have declined.

That makes MidJourney AI art generator something fun to experiment with for National Poetry Month. I write a verse, pass it through MidJourney and out comes my thoughts. I’m doing a few lines a day and posting the resulting image on Instagram. At the end of the month I’ll put them together in a video and read the poem.

Below is the poem so far and what MidJourney has contributed to it. Lines on the images. You can watch the rest of the poem unfold on my Instagram here.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at angelaysmith.com.

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