Wednesday, June 22, 2011

52 Poems (week 15)

I've been curious about Gertrude Stein, not because of her own writing, but because of the culture of writing and art that swirled around her, the literati that flocked to her, the ideas they shared and earnestly pushed out into the world.


I'd not read her poems before, mostly because the writing ideas she espoused were anathema to my reading desires, but this piece is comforting in a way I hadn't expected (excerpt only below).

from A Substance in the Carpet

The change of color is likely and a difference a very little difference is prepared. Sugar is not a vegetable.   

Callous is something that hardening leaves behind what will be soft if there is a genuine interest in there being present as many girls as men. Does this change. It shows that dirt is clean when there is a volume...  

Photo source: Stein

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