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Same, as in they come to have no substance (Stein Poem)

February 27, 2012
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Good weather with exaggerations, winds.
Like nobody can relax these days.
In the bounding ocean of awareness.
Everything to forget and to get.
You could let go anywhere, remain sensitive.
You could be a single evenness.
Abide, this much already made out of.
You could be unborn but it refuses.
A moon, that simple melancholy.
A moon, or more, or maybe you disappear.
When examined. Such fragile things.
The same way you use it.
The same way you use it, know it.
In being beautiful for loving.
They never waver from the gentlest.
And they arise ceaselessly.
As they come to have no substance they appear.

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Composed with jGnoetry, one line at a time with varying line lengths.

Source Texts: GERTBOT Stein Selections, Tao Te Ching (tr. Ron Hogan), The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding

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  1. February 29, 2012 9:48 pm

    prismal juice with coins, bursts.
    Like nobody can stagnate these waylaids.
    In the standing god of ash.
    Everything to relax and to conjure.
    You would tell anywhere, multiply ashen.
    You could be a spindle-like almighty.
    break, this much already made out of.
    You would be signaled but it fetishizes.
    A cape, that dignified eden.
    A ground, or more, or maybe you respond.
    When hurt. Such inverted fires.
    The same way you lack it.
    The same way you cut it, tangle it.
    In being streaming for echoing.
    They never parse from the weakest.
    And they dissect roughly.
    As they come to have no smile they dislodge.

  2. February 29, 2012 9:50 pm

    i loved the rhythm. so i made an IM script out of this one. i need to tinker more with gnoetry style generation.

  3. February 29, 2012 9:53 pm

    w/ the associator

    Pythagorean breast with knees, stands.
    Like nobody can look these torsos.
    In the devouring consumption of whisper.
    Everything to feed and to devour.
    You would speak anywhere, swallow kneelike.
    You could be a fat vastness.
    sense, this much already made out of.
    You would be wished but it dreams.
    A prayer, that enraptured prophet.
    A ceremony, or more, or maybe you pray.
    When prayed. Such starry dreams.
    The same way you pray it.
    The same way you dictate it, tend it.
    In being shut up for vacillating.
    They never communicate from the most central point
    And they predict practically.
    As they come to have no abhorrence they compel.

    :)

  4. March 1, 2012 2:23 pm

    Gertrude Stein, prophetess of doom!

  5. March 1, 2012 6:30 pm

    edde, i MUST figure out a way to implement POS tagging so I can mix template with n-gram generation.. argh! also, I’m going to take a look at your syllable algo. Do you have a code snippet I can translate?

  6. eRoGK7 permalink*
    March 1, 2012 10:22 pm

    Love the altered versions. I see how the rhythm carries across. Nice!

  7. March 2, 2012 11:30 am

    i MUST figure out a way to implement POS tagging so I can mix template with n-gram generation..

    check out the textbook Jurafsky and Martin at any university library, they’ve got a good chapter on it. I’ve been using the Stanford tagger for off-line use, and I’ve been meaning to think of some way to use the javascript jspos POS tagger. But I’ve gotta say, I didn’t get very good results with POS n-grams in terms of quality output, when I tried it out in ePoGeeS.

    I’m going to take a look at your syllable algo. Do you have a code snippet I can translate?

    Sure, search for “function countSyllables” in control.html in jGnoetry. It’s not necessarily written for clarity tho… your best bet may be looking at the description I made in comments here. Also, one of my concerns was speed and memory, since javascript is an interpreted language in the context of a web browser; if you’re coding for a downloaded program (like Infinite Monkeys) you may be better off loading CMUdict and using that for syllabification (with fallback to a simpler algorithm like mine.)

  8. March 2, 2012 6:58 pm

    @edde – I’ll take a look at CMUdict… just started implementing variables today. so far so good. although the syntax is necessarily clunky. update soon.

    the major benefit of a thing POST would be that i could build dictionaries from texts to use with templates.

  9. March 4, 2012 2:22 pm

    the major benefit of a thing POST would be that i could build dictionaries from texts to use with templates.

    Yeah, that’s the sort of thing I’ve found Taggers to be good for. One thing to look out for is that POS taggers are usually trained on (or built for) data like the Wall Street Journal corpus, so they don’t handle literary text as well. For example, it might find the word “lest” in shakespeare’s sonnets to be an adjective (based on the “-est” suffix, I guess); I imagine your texts might have the same kind of problem. Usually just looking over the word classifications doesn’t take too long tho.

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