If sticking with poetry as prompts for AI art generation, I wanted to see how the various algorithms would handle shaply contrasting words, images, and concepts. “Fire” and “ice” fit the bill perfectly. Enter the dragon, Robert Frost:
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
I entered the poem as seen above, including punctuation, which does carry categorical meaning in the algorithms. The results did not disappoint!
Now, Midjourney continues to provide surprising results, so I added two qualifiers to the end of the poem. In the first instance, I added “Impressionist,” and Midjourney rendered a vivid image that isn’t all that impressionist. The second qualifier was “Vermeer,” and Midjourney clearly understood who Vermeer is. See for yourself…