The lines of all the poems in Frequency are constrained by the fact that I used only 200 of the most common English words in them. The poems generated by Frequency are built from a pool of 2000 lines I wrote. The process of writing the lines was not aided by the machine and was painstaking work. I wrote a set of ten lines beginning with each word, only using the other words in this list in the rest of the line. It is perhaps not unsurprisingly difficult to make meaningful expressions with such a limited vocabulary, but in the end I was surprised by how flexible these base units of our language can be.

the of and a to in is you that it
he was for on are as with his they I
at be this have from or one had by word
but not what all were we when your can said
there use an each which she do how their if
will up other about out many then them thes so
some her would make like him into time has look
two more write go see number no way could people
my than first water been call who oil its now
find long down day did get come made may part
over new sound take only little work know place year
live me back give most very after thing our just
name good sentence man think say great where help through
much before line right too mean old any same tell
boy follow came want show also around form three small
set put end does another well large must big even
such because turn here why ask went men read need
land different home us move try kind hand picture again
change off play spell air away animal house point page
letter mother answer found study still learn should America world