08 September 2014

... Rose ... Rose ... Rose

Gertrude Stein is sexy.

Murmur pet murmur pet murmur.
Push sea push sea push sea push sea push sea push sea push sea push sea.

Those two lines are from 'Sacred Emily'. Later in that poem Stein pens what is her most famous line: 
A rose is a rose is a rose.

Say these lines out loud for a second.
What does 'push sea' sound like? What about the later line:
Cunning is and does cunning is and does the most beautiful notes.

And of course there's this great line from 'This Is The Dress, Aider':
Aider, why aider why whow, whow stop touch, aider whow, aider stop the muncher, muncher munchers.

I mean...

Gertrude Stein is sexy.

She was a Nazi sympathizer and all around narcissist, but sexy as hell.