• n. A movement dedicated to spreading random acts of beauty, poetry, wonder, magic and thought-provocation. The concept was originated by the writer [Hakim] Bey and has appeared in movies such as the cult French film Amelie.
    [Poetic terrorism] differs from the concept of random acts of kindness in that its acts are not always kind, but its ultimate goal is not malice, but [broadening] of the mind. Poetic terrorist acts may, of course, be kind - they may also be weird, funky, shocking, provocative, counter-cultural, anachronistic, subtle, subversive, mischievous, dark, creative and fey.
    Examples of [poetic terrorism] would be:

    Decorating the walls of a public lavatory with Shakespearean sonnets in purple glittery marker pen
    Erecting a 50 inflatable sculpture in a public place, then removing it without trace once day is done
    Sprinkling [flower petals] from a window onto passers-by
    Frolicking in the park wearing an outlandish costume and [jingling] bells
    Whispering to random people that dragons exist, then continuing on your way
    [Chalking] countercultural slogans on sidewalks
    Taking bizarre and creative photos in photo booths, then leaving the photos for others to find
    Anything else you can think of!


    Poetic terrorism meaning & definition 1 of Poetic terrorism.

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