Baroqueify! Assignment #1: A Sort of a Song (transformation)

Taking the rhetorical position for the moment that the credo of imagism was repressive, transform WCW’s admittedly beautiful little poem into something baroque. Do not remove any word or letter.

WCW’s original:

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A Sort of a Song
Let the snake wait under
his weed
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp
to strike, quiet to wait,
sleepless.
— through metaphor to reconcile
the people and the stones.
Compose. (No ideas
but in things) Invent!
Saxifrage is my flower that splits
the rocks.
William Carlos Williams

and my version: (I broke my rule for the assignment just a little. You know why? Because I can.)

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A Shunt of a Song
Pleather. The snark ­– red ­– feathery crimson –
waltzes his usual underthings as unruly weirdness
and there, writhing: beasts of words, slippery
owls, sands, quizzical lock of shrapnel’s harp.
Torrid stricken quim, its fettered undertow
and broken plaints. Slatternly it creeps, less
its servile thrum – tough Metamucil ™ as restive
anaphor. To reconnoiter cilia! Eating theatre
as polymorphous ecru, or ontologic pleather!
Sand, theatre, stonehenges. Capricorns! Omphalic
poses! (No ideas ­– balloons and butter in things.)
Invert! Saline axioms, afro rage: kiss my flower
sparking littoral sound that ends, that sluices,
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