ChatGPT: Write a moody poem about the moors of Scotland

Can you write a moody poem about the moors of Scotland.
Include the baying of hounds, mists, moon light and the forlorn love of a maiden.

Mists cling to the moors of Scotland,
Eerie silence save the baying hounds.
Moonlight filters through the fog,
A spectral scene of ghostly mounds.

The maiden wanders, love forlorn,
Her heart aching with each step.
She searches for her lost love,
In this land of mist and kept.

The hounds’ howls echo in the night,
A symphony of sorrow and pain.
But the maiden trudges on,
Through the moorland’s endless reign.

For in this land of mist and moon,
Her love is all she needs.
Though the moors may be dreary,
Her heart forever heeds.

So let the hounds bay on,
And the mist forever swirl.
For the maiden’s love will guide her,
Through the moors of Scotland, a pearl.

Can you try that again but in the style of Robert Service?

The mist on the moors of Scotland,
Is a ghostly, eerie veil,
The baying of hounds a haunting tune,
That echoes through the gale.

The maiden roams the moorlands,
With love forlorn and true,
She searches for her heart’s desire,
In this land so wild and blue.

The moon shines bright on heather,
A spectral light so fair,
But the maiden’s love is all she needs,
To guide her through the glare.

The hounds they bay, a mournful sound,
A symphony of woe,
But the maiden trudges on and on,
Through the mist and misty snow.

For in this land of mist and moon,
Her love is all she needs,
Though the moors may be dreary,
Her heart forever heeds.

So let the hounds bay on,
And the mist forever swirl,
For the maiden’s love will guide her,
Through the moors of Scotland, a pearl.


2 thoughts on “ChatGPT: Write a moody poem about the moors of Scotland

  1. Again, though, and those with ears ought to hear, it knows exactly how to write a sentence. And follow it with the next one and on to a logical conclusion. And has yet, at least for me, produced any hanging or mis attributed modifiers. No confusion. It will not say “Outside the topless bar two Dallas men were shot in the parking lot.” like college graduate journalists are prone to do. I mean I have researched it and have yet to find parking lot as part of the human anatomy.
    While it is not yet arbitrarily oblique, that’s a good thing. We often need to see nuts and bolts in action before we assault the content with creativity. In fact…

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  2. The evidence that this ChatGPT thing is a purely functional generative language model comes from its instantaneous response. It’s not mulling the topic, composing anything in the background before replying — it simply begins and calculates the next word, and the next, until the question’s constraints tell it to shift, skip or stop.

    And when asked to try again, it instantly begins, no forethought or contemplation, even at the insane speeds at which it calculates. At this point in AI’s evolution, it’s pure algorithm, no analysis, no contextualization.

    That’s what’s missing right now. The means by which that ability gets wrapped around this text engine has yet to be determined.

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