Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Snippet

I write like
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I found the link for this thingy at my friend Dianne's blog Forks Off the Moment. Just for fun, I thought I'd include a snippet of the oetry of Gertrude Stein. Incidentally, she is one of my favorite literary "celebrities" who happens to be one of my least favorite poets. Perhaps I have not given her fiction a real chance but there is very little compelling me to do so.  Still, what a time she had in Europe with Alice B. Tokeless and all those intellectual and artistic types like Picasso and Hemingway!

This is a Stein poem in its entirety:
A kind in glass and a cousin, a spectacle and nothing strange a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing. All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. The difference is spreading.
~Gertrude Stein


  1. I write like Douglas Adams. I can certainly live with that comparison!

  2. I posted some Blake it said he wrote like James Joyce. Then I posted some Joyce and that was like Charles Dickens!

  3. Call me a hick, but I don't think I'd ever have read that "poem" all the way through if I wasn't trying to understand your take on it. Which is to say that I found it lacking at every turn.

    But hey, that's just me...

  4. I write like Harry Harrison. Interesting, since I've never read any of his stuff.

  5. Looks like Jams is the only one whose tried this and had luck with it!

    SB - it's such inane bunk, isn't it?? ;-)

    CR - "lacking at every turn" is being kind. So it has some truth to it if the "analysis" is that I can write like that. Actually, I do believe I could write a better poem.

    I love to hate Gertrude. RIP in peace Ms. Stein. I mean no harm. Anyone who has their portrait painted by Picasso has to have some redeeming social value, right?


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