Okay. Where are we? Today’s prompt. Right. The instructions: Choose a source text. Next, go to The Text-Mixing Desk at The Lazarus Corporation, paste your text, adjust the controls and click “Start the Mix!” Copy down the result exactly as it comes out of the Text Mixing Desk. Repeat the mixing process with additional sections of text if you want a longer language bank to work with. Craft your poem from the results using words IN THE ORDER they appear in the original. You may delete words but not reorder them.
A couple of things. If you try this and like the possibilities, the instruction to keep the words in order is for this prompt. Also, I prefer the text mixer at: Language Is a Virus, but I use the one given to check possibilities. I loved playing with this and allowing metaphorical possibilities to run through the poem: Enter Here.
Other blends — remember, we have to keep the words in the order they come out of the text machine (although we can cut):
Martha Schuh: Reverence
Gary Glauber: Heart troubles in our native land
Rebecca Siegel: The Hinges
Mary Bast: The Eye Perceives
Karen Massey: I was margins
Andrea Janelle Dickens: 13
Tomorrow’s prompt is a little crazier. I’ll see you then. Enjoy.