The Big Stay Away


The big way there like green rhubarb mattered little last time.

Such a little place and they stay away.

All the cooks chose to come and that means any obliged.

The the.

All the happy apples there place every open excess differently.

Sample pears' thick pieces there all day.

The singer there opens with not much of this thing.

Surely it is difference and long concluded.

Still better times will not abuse all peculiar ways.

Here there're nice little ways.

Children color light convictions.

Make hymns to.

Pleasant celery shows this thickness better'n pears or rhubarb.

This makes merriment that stays the opening doors.


This that is there is all that is there.

All they hear there's all that's there.

An and and a the.

There the house is more than those that come there more.

All begin things when obliged.

Little concluders show choosing the celery means refusing learning.

The that.

The whole way is little and celery's place is in bread.

And certain pears're best.

Come sit and leave the light so celery chooses lighting's color.

The bigger wish is making that little there completer.

Last time there rhubarb mattered like the little green way.

Such a little place to stay all and any stay away.

Derived from a page (and preceding line) of Gertrude Stein's "A Long Gay Book" (A Stein Reader, edited by Ulla E. Dydo, last line of 240 thru 241--determined by a logarithm table) via Charles O. Hartman's program DIASTEX5, his latest automation of one of my diastic procedures developed in 1963, using the 6th paragraph of the source as seed, and subsequent editing: exisions of words; changes of word order, tense, and suffixes within lines; and additions of capitals, periods, spaces, and a few structure words.

Jackson Mac Low
New York: 4-7 May 1998

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