ellisislandpoem.com

The stable text of Ellis Island is divided into 52 books each containing 12 sonnets of 14 lines each. This page presents a Random Sonnet based on that text. The numerals in the left column of this page indicate book, sonnet, and line numbers that identify the source of each line in the stable text.

 

968which means tomorrow is another day or else tonight is forever
1743wrong question
4048the most general general pays the greatest attention to smallest signs detectable
 
1510even though we are standing behind all the trees with tomahawks
441010each such person should receive your calling card
2439la nazione che la lingua crea Ć piŁ larga che il terrritorio nazionale
 
37710across the clean sheets you twitched moaning and whimpering every night
2873this would bring me back to an italy older than popes i soon decided
48110how does one live in one's body out of one's body through one's body
 
19813curves carved into the large S and Q collected white shadows
17511every little noise they make starts us thinking of the past
1931what you wanted now you taste it in the salt on your lips
 
3852there is such a thing as class oppression and what does it look like
4613now you go down among the fishes of the sea seeking your mother