CableVerse: The Brutal Minimalism of the National Geographic Channel

Robert Frost and friend. Photo: Getty Images/Arnold Newman Collection (Frost); iStockphoto (chicken)

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation,” wrote Robert Frost. We think Frost would adore the plot synopses on Time Warner Digital Cable's listings pages. In the spirit of TimesCouplets, we present CableVerse, the found poetry of the cable listings.

Today, blunt environmental micropoetry, from June 22's listings on channel 65, the National Geographic Channel.

10 a.m.
Bruno; Honey.

10:30 a.m.
Sarcelle; Sweep.

11 a.m.
Great White Shark.

2 p.m.
Antelope are observed in Africa.

4 p.m.
Boomer, Josh, Sueki and Coach.

5 p.m.
Eppie, Lady and Snoopy.

6 p.m.
Russian Bigfoot.

8 p.m.
The Dinka.

—Christopher Bonanos