It Rememble Splendid and Religiou
(Stein 43)
by Jackson Mac Low

It rememble.

Call pering.
They that one ridea homes.
Secontending he.

Way cond sculpture.
Fourth splenty.
Fourishes repeating as indeed objectivity meditated.

Fourth splent plending if and.
Questirring rejection repeating.
One full permit responsible.
To togetheir remaining near.
Resembering of and.

No meding sure days anot convincing.
Repeation repeating of and rememberty idea homes.
Inroad attendid atten.
Sufficient leaves one full.
Permity calamity.
Fourishes inroad and seeing excellending excellenty.
Third busilver often.
Capitated medital?
Fourishes that oftendid attendid atten.

Remembering repeating permity seeing religious.
Reasonablishes their sculpture days and do togethem.
Where to homes inroad and lines ide by need.
Objection prepeation convincing plention as inroad.
Any their way convincing estance ridges?
Inroad attending he.
Came togethem why?
Resemberty second inroad atten.
Sure togethey medital.
Capital separating needitated.

Questablishing deprecation distable.
Fourth splending of and.
Fourth splention remembering associating.
Convincing need objection there came of enjoy.
Are capitated?
Objection religious crowded.
Fourishingly capital.
Fourth splently that one all anot by need.
Ligious soon reason what?
They that noon religious.
Repeating as inroad and seeing.
Second that not cond repeation atten.
Call any that?
Homes repeation.
He seen changingly of and cond rememble.
Objection attendid attending as has has did that one.

Rememble empleted objection meditated.
Medital winter.
Convincing cond capital be he.
Fourth splendid and.
Reason repeating to.
To homes permity convincing near.
Found can gives indid.
And one and seeing action wher of and.
Fourth splending deprepeation remembering if.
And separation rememble to to call anothere idea.
Homes religious crowded.
Fourish homes period can say coming.
Excellenty second seconvincing permity meditated.
Meditates remain.
Remembering nearly capitates repeation.
Did and possession attending?
They they been objection repeation attently ther.
Fourth splending be he.
Capital easily of and seeing estion.
Sily can gives inroad attending sure.
Calamit reasonablishing permit remembering.
Action religious ment plend besidea homes.
Are idea hope not cond?
Repeation as inding as indid to neithe beggars.
Manage why?

Resemble them what here besidea homes.

Permity say can gives indeed objection.
Repeation reparating.
Reparating we?

Calamit repeating depreparation.
Possession precating reasilver as ide been manage.
Fourth splendid and religiou.

Ten strophes derived from a passage in Gertrude Stein's play Capital Capitals (A Stein Reader, [Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1993], 42126 [the play's end]), by running it first through DIASTEX5, Charles O. Hartman's most recent automation of one of my diastic reading-through text-selection procedures, employing as "seed" a paragraph from A Long Gay Book (Reader, 214, para. 7). In making this poem, 3 words from the seed were inserted into the source passage before it was run through DIASTEX5 to allow the program to complete one full period.

Periods were added to that program's output, and it was then sent through Hugh Kenner and Joseph O'Rourke's program TRAVESTY, which was asked for an order-4 "Travesty" of 2663 characters. Its output was revised in regard to sentence breaks and sentence-final punctuation, but the words and neowords and their order were left unchanged. Each sentence became a verse line and these lines were grouped into strophes in which the numbers of lines in succeeding strophes constituted two Lucas sequences: 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, followed by 1, 3, 4.

421 and 214 are permutations of 241, found by opening a math-table book I used in high school to a logarithm table. The extent of the source passage was determined by random-digit chance operations as were the Travesty's order number and number of characters.

Every typographical line ending indicates a short pause, strophe breaks somewhat longer ones. Periods and question marks call for sentence-final intonation contours.

Jackson Mac Low New York: 11-14 September 1998

Pub. May 2001