Why is the world at peace.
This may astonish you a little but when you realise how
easily Mrs. Charles Bianco sells the work of American
painters to American millionaires you will recognize that
authorities are constrained to be relieved. Let me tell you a
story. A painter loved a woman. A musician did not sing.
A South African loved books. An American was a woman
and needed help. Are Americans the same as incubators.
But this is the rest of the story. He became an authority.

by Gertrude Stein

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Part 3: Picasso just changed his style into cubism. I know how this portrait looked and so I know that Gertrude Stein has not a lovely face.To tell yo you that her words are lovely, my mind is too occupied. Thank you for sharing this Classic. Congratulations for her descent as the Classic Poem of the Day (yesterday tSaturday the 4th of Feb 2018)
Part 2: I know at this time she was hanging on Picasso's lips to have his paintings sold to her for her gallery.This poem resembles one of Picasso's cubistic paintings, a girl's face in this style.In this Gertrude succeeded. At the time Gertrude ordered a self portrait,
IF I may say in all honesty: This narrated poem is all Gertrude Stein. It has the short cut words she is so familiar with. We, as readers must not take a brief conclusion of our own, on the contrary, this poem needs to be associated with and examined, then we know finally what she meant with her staccato rhythm.
A Gertrude is a Gertrude is a Gertrude is a Gertrude, art and commerce make for difficult bedfellows, especially in America where the latter is important to the former. I'm glad this was chosen as a poem of the day.
A novel way to present her philosophy on society issues in a catch-me-if-you-can manner.
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