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Tue Apr 28 21:37:18 2009 (Our Girlish)

April 28, 2009

The lamp. I should
hope so, all our
girlish secrets.
One old frump that
must have thought he was
going to have a
lady I
let go the
other day that
is the life
of it. The head
of mirrors.

Statistically Analyzed Texts:
T.S. Eliot, Poems
Kenneth McGaffey, The Sorrows of a Show Girl

For this continuing series, I’ve been pairing Eliot’s Collected Poems with another single text to create 12-line poems, each line 3-5 syllables long. This one’s almost too prosaic, but shows off the remarkable grammatical continuity the software is capable of.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Erok7 permalink
    April 29, 2009 12:50 pm

    I like the idea of keeping one source text constant and bringing in revolving “partner” sources. I really like the disjunct syntax of lines 6-11, and also the punctuating effect of that last sentence that follows.

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