A Rrose

BS2-I-Married-a-Dadaist

A Rrose
By H. Michael Sanders
with a tip ‘o the hat to Gertrude Stein

A rose is arose is a eros is a Rrose
or it is what it is, or it isn’t…

February 19, 2016


Hand-Engraved-RGertrude Stein’s original line, “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” comes from her poem, Sacred Emily (1913), which was published in her book, Geography and Plays (1922). This volume is available as a free eBook online from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33403/33403-h/33403-h.htm

For a wild and wooly Dadaesque poetry experience check out Getrude Stein’s experimental volume of beautiful gibberish from 1914, Tender Buttons. Stein’s writing in this short, controversial book focuses intensely on the sounds and rhythms of words, rather than any concern about even tenuous connections to their possible referents in the world. This volume is also available as a free eBook from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15396/15396-h/15396-h.htm

-HMSHand-Engraved-L

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