I wanted to focus on the interactive text Faith for this blog post, because I found it rather interesting in form, but confusing in context. At first the poem gave me tons of frustration because of the ever changing meanings behind the changing words in the poem. It was as if Faith was many different poems within in the last poem.
The difficult concept for me to comprehend with the constantly changing text when it came to Faith was that the meaning of the poem was also being updated and/or altered. Although the specific meaning of the poem changed as more words were added or taken away, it was as though a deeper meaning was hidden underlying all of the other messages.
During the interactive poem, the word “Leap” popped up on the screen towards the end of the poem, and it began to enlarge. As it it enlarged, I began to wonder about the underlying message behind the word Leap and how it connected to the poem, Faith. And then it hit me. The saying take a “leap of faith” could be one of the messages that the poet was trying to express. Maybe, the author was in fact urging people to take a “leap of faith” into the world of digital literature and almost start to except the evolution of literature as a work of art.
The poem alludes to the idea of a “mind press[ing] around” a bend or a new situation to “consummate” a “vision”, which in all essence could be correlating back to this different type of literature.
I am not sure I fully understand the meaning behind Faith, but I definitely think the form makes many different interpretations warranted and wanted by the author.