A binding accident; handsome and convincing

Sentences from Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein. +++ A kind in glass and a cousin, a spectacle and nothing strange a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing. +++ Certainly glittering is handsome and convincing. +++ Cut cut in white, cut in white so lately. Cut more than any other and show it. Show it in the stem and in starting and in evening coming complication. +++ Pick a barn, a whole barn, and bend more slender accents than have ever been necessary, shine in the darkness necessarily. Actually not aching, actually not aching, a stubborn…

Feeling being

“He was almost completely feeling being one being living. He was almost completely clearly feeling being one being living. He was almost completely feeling being one being living. He was almost completely clearly feeling being one being living. He was almost completely clearly feeling in being one being living. He was one almost completely clearly feeling about needing being one being living, about knowing being one being living, about being certain of being one being living, about not being certain of being one being living. He was almost completely clearly feeling something, he was almost completely clearly feeling everything of any such…

So then to these of them there is no ending

“Some have it as a complete feeling in them that to be dead is to be dead is to be dead and this then a world without ending is in them for to be dead is to be a dead one and so then not any thing to them has ever any ending. Everything then to such of them is going on forever and forever to them and always then to be a dead one is to be a dead one and always then there is a continuing for ever and ever to such of them of everything and so…

As they are and they will not be

“Everybody is perfectly right. Everybody has their own being in them. Some say it of themselves in their living, I am as I am and I know I will never be changing. Mostly everyone is perfectly right in living. That is a very pleasant feeling to be having about every one in the living of every one. Mostly not very many have that pleasant feeling that everybody is as they are and they will not be very much changing in them and everybody is right in their living. It is a very pleasant feeling, knowing every one is as they…

Repeating being

“Repeating is what I am loving. Sometimes there is in me a sad feeling for all the repeating no one loving repeating is hearing, it is like any beauty that no one is seeing, it is a lovely thing, always some one should be knowing the meaning in the repeating always coming out of women and of men, the repeating being in them. So then. “ -Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans, pg. 455

I would like to be sometime some in love with every one.

“I would like to be sometime some in love with every one. I will not be sometime some in love with every one. I would like certainly to be sometime in love some with every one, to have everyone one sometime in love with me and then I would be certain what way each one had loving being being in them. I really would like then some to have each one, every one, any one having loving being to my feeling and then I could have it in me to be certain what way any one, in which way each…

Gertrude

Look at me now and here I am I like a painting on a wall of doves When I sleep I sleep and do not dream It is as well that I am what I seem I am

Poem (a la recherche du Gertrude Stein)

Objectively this is not one of his better poems, but I still love it right now. Enemies – “yours in you and mine in me” – le sigh. POEM (À LA RECHERCHE DU GERTRUDE STEIN) By FRANK O’HARA When I am feeling depressed and anxious and sullenall you have to do is take your clothes offand all is wiped away revealing life’s tendernessthat we are flesh and breathe and are near usas you are really as you are I become as Ireally am alive and knowing vaguely what isand what is important to me above the intrusionsof incident and accidental…

Poem (a la recherche du Gertrude Stein)

Objectively this is not one of his better poems, but I still love it right now. Enemies – “yours in you and mine in me” – le sigh. POEM (À LA RECHERCHE DU GERTRUDE STEIN) By FRANK O’HARA When I am feeling depressed and anxious and sullenall you have to do is take your clothes offand all is wiped away revealing life’s tendernessthat we are flesh and breathe and are near usas you are really as you are I become as Ireally am alive and knowing vaguely what isand what is important to me above the intrusionsof incident and accidental…