SEE THEM TOGETHER

(STEIN 59)


See them deciding if you can.

Monday I believe to be dangerous.
Carry do carry the same offer to another.
She is annoyed that in bed he never says anything for days.

Quickly he said the thing he had to say was that he had nothing to say.
The thing that's shown, why it's herself.
When the whole thing was mentioned, it's likely it was not for it to be neglected.
Don't be like that.

It was an Italian wonder, a hundred men and no mother, no, saw the calamitous poison.
Render what you will so that the forty see sounds or something.
There are many piles of spools there.
This one said that to think meant to beat.
This was the very one who said it was so, that this other one had said that something had seven hands.
Do rivers not render an increase in letters by going where they're going and not stammering.
Let it stand.

That the prayers looked to be annoying was shown by the laughs.
Really deny that said Mother.
Walter, it is not just any edgy goodness that is splendid said the minister as he fastened himself.
Not coughing there doesn't do anything for me, for I am seven years of age.
Are those really prayers.
I believe the infant's helpless separation was what made you what you will or would be.
The country did not come to be splendid in that age of shapely citizens.
They're cement.
They're we.
These are the stones that horses believe can light many lamps with the same authority.
That it had not been believed that eggs were meat astonished me.

In London you would be sheer tired she said one day when more of us came late.
We did it together.
Because of those draughts the women complained of a reluctant inclination.
Leaving she mentioned saying that she too had not come splendidly.
She would.
For as far as a mile he, no you, do believe what you hear.
The horses render what they can and no moon is getting into taking the shapes we saw.
This said, he surprised them saying we don't need the silvery noise they can make.
Something like that.
Seven are enough, but hands in rebellion seldom say this.
Lead us to the sheepdog.
What is that there, what emotion is going into making us believe in it.
When the shouting, when the gently tired mile was over, all that was newly loaned would not do.
No need for it.
During that credit hearing the names did not come out of those we had not seen.
Emile had shown and loudly said there were reasons why some women come so splendidly.
They said this was what they'd said.
Italian rest that shall be blest they wanted, but stupidly said they wanted soup.

He was considering it.
Wondering she rendered rubber not to do mischief but not what they said either.
It meant very little when they did that winding and dangerous shouting but went away gently.
We need that.
She was harnessing a picture.
I was annoyed.
Those women never openly interfere but they do believe the country is the city.
Do name me, and understand I am of age and a shapely citizen, not cement.
Where are the horses.
I believe you are willing toys, coal decides when you cough and when you don't.
I am at the age of seven, something, I mean, SOMEbody.

Are you saying your prayers.
I believe the infant's world was one country and he said he'd seen that country.
Come back.
It had been an age since our splendid shapely citizens had seen cement horses.
Do you believe that.
You willing toys have decided on coal so you can stand paying any amount.
Fork it over.

Seven somethings were together.



Nine strophes in which the numbers of lines/sentences in successive strophes comprise the ascending and truncatedly descending Lucas sequence 1, 3, 4, 7. 11, 18, 11, 7, followed by a one-line. coda. They were derived from a portion of Gertrude Stein's "Pink Melon Joy," (from "Carving." to the end, in A Stein Reader, edited by Ulla E. Dydo [Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1993], 300-305). The source's page numbers were derived from the random numbers 302 and 5, found by chance operations in the Rand Corporation's random-digit table A Million Random Digits and 100,000 Normal Deviates (Glencoe IL: The Free Press, 1955), interpreted as meaning "about 5 pages including 302," so the source passage runs from about the middle of 300 to the end of "PMJ" (the middle of 305).

The order of the source passage's paragraphs was newly randomized by random-digit chance operations, then long paragraphs were broken into shorter ones, the new ones were given random numbers, and the whole series of numbered paragraphs was randomized again. After that the reordered passage was run through DIASTEX5, Prof. Charles O. Hartman's most recent automation of one of my diastic text-selection procedures, using as "seed" a paragraph from Stein's Long Gay Book (ASR, 216, para. 3). The seed in this procedure is a text that is "spelled out" in the program's output "diastically," that is, with words from the source passage that have the letters of the seed text's words in corresponding positions.

Finally, every typographical line of the output was converted, by liminal or deliberate choices, into a normative sentence by the addition of minimal numbers of non-output words and a minimum of changes of word order, tense, voice, number, etc., and each sentence became a verse line.

Jackson Mac Low
New York: 8-9 November 1998; 22-24 January 1999


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