"Sing Me Some Self" is an experiment in order, disorder, and reorder.
The button below randomly selects 14 lines from "Song of Myself" and offers the result as a new poem.
In what ways is the line important to Whitman as a unit of meaning?
How does Whitman's voice fare in the violence done to it?






"Sing Me Some More Self" is another experiment in order, disorder, and reorder.
The button below randomly selects one word from "Song of Myself" at the start of the first line.
Next, a word is randomly chosen from among the words that followed the original word as it appeared in Whitman's poem.
A word is then randomly chosen from among the words that followed this word, etc.
The average length of these lines is 12 words - the average line length in Whitman's poem.
The poem that results is a hidden possibility from "Song of Myself", made of buried connections.