Looking Good at Our 65th Reunion

Brian Rosborough ’58 shared this photo from Reunions 2023, and this AI-composed sonnet from ’58’s class meeting, which featured a robust discussion of the technology and a panel of current Deerfield faculty.

The prompt: Compose a sonnet about jelly beans using Spenserian stanza.

The (lightning fast!) result:

In candy’s realm, where sugar’s magic gleams,

There lies a treat, a rainbow-hued delight,

With flavors rich, evoking childhood dreams,

Jelly beans dance, a vibrant sugared sprite.

Their jelly centers, tempting to the bite,

From lemon yellow to a cherry red,

Each tiny bean, a momentary flight,

An explosion of sweetness in my head.

Oh, Jelly Bean, in every color spread,

Your sugary allure I cannot shun.

With every taste, my senses are misled,

Lost in the land where sugary dreams are spun.

So let me savor you, dear Jelly Bean,

In Spenserian verse, my ode to your sheen!

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