And Even You Elephants?
by Jackson Mac Low
And even a place?
A sounder one.
Whose hanging showed a desperate resignation?
Recognition and restitution prepare extreme pleasure.
Amusing concentrated heaviness can be splendid.
Circulating cigarettes distinguishes resignation.
Exuding recognition won't enlarge all circumstances.
Consider an entirely reasonable description.
Would such a description coagulate recognition?
And what would it express?
Four sincerely intentional gliders resigned.
Instruct us to recognize persecution.
Can't all eyes recognize it?
Nothing's enclosing space, necessity's originary institution.
Which choking explanation is even a sauce for the crestfallen?
We seconded singular eucalyptus preparations.
Isn't that strangely prepared asparagus soup too glassy?
Merciful heating is necessary for cooking.
Have straight descriptions of preparation disappeared?
Can glass establish erections?
Frequently astonishing cooking restores resignation to birthdays.
Resignation and brushing can be especially wetting conundrums.
Lengthening daylight and preparing for penetration are examples of
Would counting plates and burning placards distract a mercenary
Can Justice's splendid declarations even withstand you elephants?
Source : All of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, first
edition, as corrected by Stein in her handwritten entries in Donald
Sutherland's copy, found by Ulla E. Dydo in the U. of Colorado Library,
Boulder, Special Collections. Seed: Stein's title "An Elucidation."
Method: Sending source and seed through DIASTEX5, Charles O.
Hartman's 1994 update of his automation of my "diastic text-selection"
method (1963), and revising the output into sentences by changes of word
order, affixes, and "helping words." Form: Five strophes comprising
numbers of verse-line sentences corresponding to the prime-number sequence
2, 3, 5, 7, 11.
Jackson Mac Low, New York: 28 September–7 November 2000
Pub. May 2001