Hyperlink

Zelda 2006
Picture taken in Melbourne, Australia in 2006.

 

Look at me
To access something greater.
I’m to take you to somewhere else.
For more information, or skills learned, or hope needed.
I’m not the answer.

Yet, I want all the attention.
I light up to represent a difference of sorts
From the rest of the text in the story.
Other links do what is required by the code designer.
Yet…

I want the attention.
I want to be the answer.
Follow me instead of what you were looking for.

Shall I be content to refer
And not be the reference?
Shall I get caught up in being the hyperlink
Or be at peace in the greater story?

hyperlink (or link) is a reference to data that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically.  A hyperlink points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document

[Poem #31.  Image by witness 1  via Flickr and a Creative Commons License.]

 

[Bonus:  The artist used painted coasters to create the image in the picture.  This is what is looked like in 2008:

Zelda pasteup 2008

 

This is what it looks like now:

Zelda pasteup 2010

 

I take it someone was not content with the art’s place in the story of the city.  A shame…

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