Intrigued by an article in The Atlantic on [CHATGPT ai](https://chat.openai.com/chat_, I wanted to try it for myself. Will it make writers and writing obsolete? Here are my first results, in the form of a chatlog.
Write a poem about Arkansas in the style of Walt Whitman
GPT: Oh, Arkansas, land of rolling hills Where the Mississippi flows and the cotton spills From the fields of the delta to the Ozark heights Your beauty and bounty fill me with delight
Your forests are verdant and your skies so blue Your people are kind and hardworking, too From the Hot Springs to the Little Rock Your cities and towns are a joy to walk
Your history is rich and your culture diverse Your landscapes are varied, from mountains to sire Your food is delicious and your music sweet Arkansas, my heart is at your feet
So here’s to you, Arkansas, my dear May your future be bright and your people free May your beauty endure and your spirit thrive Arkansas, you are truly alive.
GPT: I’m sorry, I didn’t understand your response. Could you please provide more context or clarify your question? I’ll do my best to help with whatever you need.
Can you make a poem in the style of Walt Whitman?
GPT: Certainly! Here is a poem in the style of Walt Whitman:
I am the poet of the earth My words are the songs of the soil I sing of the sun, the moon, and the stars Of the rivers, the mountains, and the seas
I am the voice of the wind My breath is the breeze that blows I speak of the trees, the flowers, and the grass Of the birds, the bees, and the beasts
I am the soul of the world My spirit is the fire that burns I celebrate the beauty of life And the wonder of the universe
I am Walt Whitman, the bard of democracy I sing of the people, the land, and the sky I am the voice of America And the poet of the human heart.
That doesn’t sound like Whitman
GPT: I apologize if the poem doesn’t fully capture the style of Walt Whitman. As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I don’t have personal experiences or individual creativity, so I can only produce output based on the text that I’ve been trained on. I do my best to generate human-like text, but I may not always produce output that perfectly matches a specific author or style.
Would you like any information on Whitman?
GPT: As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I don’t have the ability to browse the internet or access external information. I can only provide information based on the text that I’ve been trained on, so I don’t have any additional information on Walt Whitman beyond what I’ve already shared. I apologize if I can’t be of more help. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Me: Can you write an unrhymed poem with long lines using repetitions?
GPT: Sure, here is an unrhymed poem with long lines and repetitions:
I am the wind, the wild wind Blowing across the open plain I am the rain, the endless rain Falling from the gray sky above
I am the earth, the fertile earth Beneath your feet and all around I am the fire, the burning fire Raging in the heart of the sun
I am the sea, the endless sea Rising and falling, never still I am the sky, the boundless sky Spanning the horizon, forever free
I am the one, the only one Who has been, who is, and who will be I am the all, the everything The past, the present, and the future.
Me: those are not long lines
GPT: I apologize if the lines in the poem are not as long as you were expecting. As a large language model, I don’t have personal preferences or specific guidelines to follow, so I can only produce output based on the text that I’ve been trained on. I do my best to generate human-like text, but the length of the lines and other details may vary.