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The Ambient Poem converts local atmospheric conditions into a stream of live poetry. You can read the poem for your area, or other areas you select across the US, and you can see the data behind the poem. You can also save or share excerpts of the poem. It is an experiment in poetry, a reflection on data, and a reading of mood and place.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Ace Idle

Inspiration in the truth of a moment

Pure genius. With the speed and accessibility of information and technology, the concept of savoring the moment of one's surroundings and the essence of their place within it is lost more than found. This app reminds the user that all is not lost. It allows us to stop, take a moment, and be inspired by now. Not every composition in The Ambient Poem, nor phrase within it, is perfect but this is a reflection of true creativity. With each iteration I've never seen a digital process that so well models and inspires the natural creativity inherent in the solitary moment.


Magical & endlessly entertaining

This is one of those apps you always thought should exist if we used technology to do more than summon a cab -- it reads the weather conditions and creates corresponding poems right before your eyes. It truly seems magical (although I can imagine the work, thought, and dedication that went into creating it). Every time I open it, there's at least one moment, one phrase, that is outstanding -- memorable, poignant, beautiful. An incredible achievement that doesn't disappoint.


Poetry evolved

This app is endlessly fascinating. I like to just leave it on in the background and occasionally glance down to see what it has generated. Some of the stanzas are truly inspired - it's easy to believe there's a human in there generating poetry just for me. Also neat to see what others have shared. Highly recommended.


Poetic Reference, LLC
14 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Poetic Reference, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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