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Quote of the day

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger. 9 more words

Quotes

rose

a silly thing, a fun rhyming thing, a description for this silly thing I have here.

heart out poem
wit soak prose
my still life painting… 55 more words

Poetry

Vintage verse - A Light in the Moon by Gertrude Stein

A Light in the Moon

A light in the moon the only light is on Sunday. What was the sensible decision. The sensible decision was that notwithstanding many declarations and more music, not even notwithstanding the choice and a torch and a collection, notwithstanding the celebrating hat and a vacation and even more noise than cutting, notwithstanding Europe and Asia and being overbearing, not even notwithstanding an elephant and a strict occasion, not even withstanding more cultivation and some seasoning, not even with drowning and with the ocean being encircling, not even with more likeness and any cloud, not even with terrific sacrifice of pedestrianism and a special resolution, not even more likely to be pleasing. 58 more words

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What's a Salon, anyway?

When I heard the phrase “literary salon,” I thought immediately of Gertrude Stein and her famous Parisian salons of the 1920s. Invited to participate in one of her events, you knew you were definitely hot shit. 493 more words

Readings

Two Found Poems

by Shloka Shankar

Ordinary
A remixed poem composed of poems by Gertrude Stein

A little calm is so ordinary.
A likeness has blisters –
one, two, and one, two. 216 more words

"Gertrude Stein is a Computer"

Gertrude Stein is a computer. Want to know why?

Watch this TED Talk by Oscar Schwartz, co-creator of Bot or not, which is a “Turning test for poetry,” where “you…have to guess whether the poem you’re reading is written by a human or by a computer.” 208 more words