Inspired by a visit to Taroko Gorge in Taiwan, Nick Montfort's modest, procedurally-generated poem has produced an entire subgenre of remixes, remakes, constrained writing experiments, and parodies. The original Taroko Gorge brings together the enormous scale and diversity of geological space with the recombinatorial potential of computation. In the same way the shrinking position of human subjectivity is depicted in Romantic painting, the reader encounters their deeply attenuated subject position when confronted with the depiction of a vast procedural landscape recombining a small set of textual elements into an infinite scrolling text (as is typical of Montfort’s poetic practice.) And in the same way that every leaf is distinct and you can never step into the same river twice, each stanza is unique (or at least the number of finite possibilities far exceed the lifespan of a single reader). Nevertheless, after a sustained reading of multiple stanzas, the poem's constrained lexical system emerges. The versatility of its system would serve as the seed for a new poetic form.