Friday, June 16, 2006

SPAMmetry

The Spam filter on my Gmail account is wonderful. It filters all of the spam into one separate folder that gets cleaned out every 30 days. Sometimes I like to peruse this folder, just to see what I'm missing. As I was reading over the subject lines the other day, I realized that much of the randomly generated text has a poetic ring, a la Magnetic Poetry, or William Carlos Williams.

Please, enjoy the following poem I've written with my spam, entitled "Experimentation Boil."

___________________________
Experimentation Boil

Orgy architecture, quietly brain
presentable

oblivious perseverance
social
remedial

distant savage, comparison over
famed
majesty

brisk overtone, grungy sweltering
soft-pedal

shroud teenaged, inflamed sacrosanct
freeze
cheap

periodically irritating.

by Laaw-yuhr, Maurice Morton, Frida Cruz, Herbert Houston, Sophy Kidd, Micky Shafer, Rasmus Chavez, Liz Oconnor, Bessie Mccall, Hester Obrien, Gil Vinson, Harriet Butler, Emmanuel Thornton, Dannie Greene, Nathan Espinosa, Andromache Morris, Oscar Castillo, Harold Field, Hadrian Bender, and Edwin Todd.

You know, I find little difference between my poem and this one by William Carlos Williams:

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

If you can't tell, I hate William Carlos Williams.

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