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Automatic Poetry

I found an unusual LJ community called "automaticwriter" and so, to play with the idea, this is a first attempt:

The globe, horn,
under the auspices of the Catholic saint
an ideal model, responsibility comprehensive
of terror, arrested by authorities,
freed through intervention, finally,
when she never knew.
Sixteen, but overcame the injury,
consent signed by union, government allowed,
brought under the civil provisions of
lectures, enough life and entertainment,
no other method of control of
hormonal, spontaneous intercourse. 

To get "automatic writing" I used the "random article" link on Wikipedia.  I took 20 articles, taking the first line of the first article, the second line of the second article, etc., etc.  If the article wasn't long enough, didn't have (n) lines, I didn't use anything from there and continued on to the (n+1)th line of the next article.  Then there's the fun of picking out words from all the collected lines.  I used the words in order, but allowed them to flow across lines of the final poem however they seemed to fit.

The original texts:

The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were first presented by…
under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.[1] The school was founded as a vocational school in 1863 as part of Saint…
an ideal model in which the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens. This responsibility is comprehensive…
of Terror. On his return, he was arrested by the revolutionary authorities, but was freed through the intervention of …
finally be on her way. But, when the grandfather (Dominic Chianese) she never knew about passes …
of sixteen, he appeared in local musical company Theatre Guild, Glasgow's production of Hans…
but overcame the injury to become pro football's first kicking specialist, booting field…
consent decree signed by the union and the government that allowed the federal monitors. The lawsuit was brought under the civil provisions of…
several minicourses and guest lectures on a wide variety of mathematical topics…
enough to afford an original painting. The original subject of ukiyo-e was city life, in particular activities and scenes from the entertainment…
ligation, no other method of birth control has as great a degree of effectiveness. Hormonal contraceptives also allow spontaneous intercourse… 

    
Not sure how often I'll try this, but it was a fun exercise.
 

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