Create your own poetry with auto complete in Windows Phone

Something's in the air. Well it has to be if I were to send what's written in the above image to someone from my People Hub. "I believe it will take you home now babe and cuddle me in Central Europe with their respective constitutional amendments." It's the foundations of a real piece of art, I tell you.

Phone poetry, that's what I'm getting at here. Phoesy as it's referred as on the website ( is the creation of poetry through nothing more than auto suggested words on a mobile phone. But why, you ask?

It's a good laugh and surprisingly fun to see just how quickly a humorous (or creative) poem can be crafted, relying on the auto suggestions on a Windows Phone. The idea with Phoesy is to start with a word (or topic) and after that you're then restricted to selecting words provided by the system to create meaningful sentences. So again, you ask why?

"The idea behind Phoesy is to express yourself in a relevant way by using the limited amount of options given to you by your smartphone. The auto suggested words are a combination of your vocabulary used when communicating with others, as well as preset suggestions created by your phones software."

Here's one published on the Phoesy website:

Phoesy Example

It's unpredictable, yet the system is tailored to how you use the keyboard to communicate with contacts. This can help add that personal touch when creating magic. If you still have one eyebrow raised, check out this neat video on how to go about this - and it's on a Windows Phone, which is an added bonus. There's no excuse not to give it a go (and who's to say many of you haven't already done so?)

What's more is if you tweet the Phoesy team (@phonepoetry) your work, they may add it to the website. Be sure to let us know some gems you've created in the comments.

Thanks, WindowsPhoneGuy, for the tip!


Reader comments

Create your own poetry with auto complete in Windows Phone


"Does it include the word that is proprietary information from our site with permission, from their previous versions of songs by adding another way of making up with your friends."
Did that make any And I used the words off screen as well by scrolling the suggested words.

In this world of twitter followers who are interested in learning more than just being honest with strangers on the phone... We are all about sharing.

"The day after tomorrow night and the average family size was not only the second time you visit our website."

Does this work on Windows Phone 7.8? I've tried this in the messaging hub, in Gleek, MeTweets and the me tile where you post a message and I never once had words suggested to me like that.

I remember it being there in 7.5 before I upgraded. No words appear in the bar above the keyboard when you're typing?

Only when I'm in the middle of a word, for auto-correcting. I'm on build 8862 if that makes a difference. I also tried the 'official' Twitter app and still nothing. Is there some option that I need to enable that I might be missing?

Try it in the comments section here and see what it does...I'm not sure how different it is from platform to platform and from one build to another. I suspect no two poems are alike. So whatever you have please post away! :)

I've looked through every option I could think of on my phone. Nothing I've seen indicates that it's off. Still nothing. Is this a Nokia thing or what? Maybe 7.8 is more bugged than I realized?

Had it on my htc radar with 7.5, but in WP8 it is so good to predict what I'm going to write, it's sometimes a little scary... ;)
Did like WP7.5, but WP8 is a whole new world :)

I get auto-suggest on mu Lumia 710 after entering the first letter. However, on my fiancees Lumia 920, the auto-suggest is even better where you enter the first word and it comes up with auto-suggested words and you can actually complete a sentence without typing on the keyboard after the first letter..

1)  [Settings] > [Keyboard] and [typing settings] , what's your choice of language?
i think the only supported language, for complete WP 7.5 suggestion is English(any).
2) [Settings] > [Keyboard] > [typing settings] > [Keyboard 'tap to change']
activate [Suggest text and highlight misspelled words]

"Oh yes we will find that you think about this time
of day and night with my life."
Ok that's rather's a new one...
"What? is it that obvious that I'll be your best friend to the new galaxy far away and never let you go..."

"I'd rather be a good friend who lives on in my head, than a second chance to get some money." How interesting, lol..

"Birds are chirping in chains of Mississippi in a relationship between you and recreational drug use."

"Writing about my life on this day as if she said she wanted me to do so. Why did my best friends become strangers to a new day?" lol

"if I could see how far away and leave the battery for approximately million years in prison, sentences like this song was performed by my phone."

"A network not need anything about me. As if I need more sleep. Well what do you think."


What is the best of luck to you and your family are doing well and I will be a good day to all the time of the most important thing in the world to me that you are a few days ago.

has anyone tried this?? type a word and then keep tapping the first word suggestion on the bar above? interestingly, it loops after a few words.. check this out, i typed 'what' and then...
"What is the best of luck to you and your family are doing well and I will be a good day to all the time of the most important thing is that the only one who is the best of luck to you and your family are doing well and I will be a good day to all the time of the most important thing is that the only one who is the best of luck to you and....."
LoL :D

Today and tomorrow is the best way to get my hands on the appropriate discussion to use it as a friend of yours and not just a few days

No love for WP7.x? Im tired of WP8 only stuff.

Sorry had to do that. No article is an article without that comment ;)

Now that you are going
back into the world
and I don't think you should
follow him with your life

Enter into this new time
and place it on your mind
when it comes from within
your own words
can describe how much they mean

"Our app is the first thing that can help me with my own mind of being tied up with you"... terrifying, and also very telling that the word 'app' comes up immediately after 'our' for me!

When the sky is falling apart from your life with her just watching the first time since we left off and die.


When oceans collide with my life

As they violently rip off my mind

To make me feel free of people

And to make sure I understand why I love you

I don't get it... I never get suggestions for the next word, only for the word I'm currently writting, and when that word is written, there is no suggestions until I write at least one letter. Am I doing something wrong or is my phone not working properly!?

Wp8 suggests several words. Am I restricted to picking the first selection, or can I choose any of the suggestions? Cause like someone else said, it loops after several words if you just keep picking the first suggestion.

Now roses are red, violets are purple. Sugar's sweet, and so is maple syrple. Now I'm the seventh of seven sons, my Pappy was a pistol and I'm a son of a gun.
Dang me, dang me, they ought to take a rope and hang me. High from the highest tree. Woman would you weep for me?

Hmm. My phone is channeling Roger Miller.

To be honest this is rather stupid!!! Make a damn app! This has nothing to do with a web site. I really do think this is a cool thing but not worth it if there's no site to view them all. Submit and hope! Naw!

Something about the way you want me on my phone calls for the throbbing kind and not just for fun with them.

i'll try this out..but i prefer writing my own like i did yesterday about my coworker.. he wasn't amused.
Mike the Romanian Deadlifter
Mike the midget, the gino from Mississauga
Bores us to death with his ‘gymbro’ sagas
“Oh, look at me, I flex like Flex Wheeler”
Even though I’ve got a gut of a casino dealer.
I waddle through the office like The Penguin in Batman
But don’t you dare call me that short little fatman
Just blatantly lie and blanket me with affection
Or else I’ll order a hit with my Romanian connection.

Attempted to create poetry:

I'd like to see you in the world
If you want to be a good day
Some of the world is not known
What do you have to say
And then we will get a chance
To be the most amazing
Do you have a good place
Don't think that I am going

Please help me get a life.
What is the problem with this.
How do you get the best thing.
Who are you talking to?
Part of it is not what you want.
Sometimes the app is not responsible.
How are things with you?

I'll get over this issue.
This happens to us all.
Let me tell you what.
I know that there is nothing wrong with me.
Still the same way, I feel free.
Don't get mad cause I'm not perfect.
Writing about this is not an easy task.