The following are two applications of mixing-up techinques to a fairly conventional poem. First the original, which is elsewhere posted. Second an 'N + 7.' Third a cut-up, which was done using a cut-up generator. Just an experiment, and demonstration of odd techniques. More explanation at the very bottom.
Twilight and . . .(First permutation)
My inner vision fades to a sort of twilight I lose the thread and seams of coherent thought fail into a not-quite sleep, never having caught the elusive insight that I sought.
It's easy to imagine all is chaos - a futile sort of roiling randomness ordered only by our need and only apt to lead to churning, ever-changing, gray mosaic fathomless.
But my eyes will seek a fading shape vague through twilight, tantalized still seek the insight though always it escape. . .
Twinkling, and . . .(Second permutation = N + 7)
My inner visna fades to a so-so of twinkling I lose the threonine and search of coherent threadbare fail into a not-quite sleight, never having caught the elusive insipience that I sought.
It's easy to imagine all is chapeau - a futile so-so of roiling rank ordered only by our negation and only apt to lead to churning, ever-changing, gray mot fathomless.
But my fabric will seek a fading shave vague through twinkling, tantalized still seek the insipience though always it escape. . .
Twilight and . . . (Third Permutation = Cut up)
Vision fades by our to a having caught seams of sort of twilight, tantalized a futile twilight I mosaic fathomless. To churning, only apt eyes will vague through But my the insight roiling randomness I sought. Chaos - all is to imagine It's easy ever-changing, gray need and fail into sleep, n ever sort of though always insight that seek a My inner coherent thought lose the a not-quite still seek the elusive thread and fading shape it escape. Ordered only to lead. ===============================
In the N + 7, I used a Websters dictionary, but omitted all two word phrases, and compound words, counting only the first word of such. The cut-up generator does not do line breaks, so those are my own. A cut-up generator tries to emulate what would happen if you cut up the paper the old poem was written on, such that there were only two - or it can be set at three, four, five, etc. - words were on each piece, then tossed them up in the air and reassembled them pretty much at random.