NaPoWriMo Day 19: S is for Stein

Gertrude Stein’s poems aren’t for everyone.  They’re abstract and difficult to understand- but lovely when the rhythm of the words is heard.  Her children’s book, The World is Round is wonderful-  a little nonsensical… and best of all, about a girl named Rose.


Here’s my NaPoWriMo poem… dark in contrast to the lighthearted World is Round, but sometimes the poems  just fall that way:

Whoever said the world was round

never stood on ledges,

thirty stories, staring down.

The world has sharp edges.

and for some,

stories don’t have a happy ending.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Sabina says:

    I’ve heard of Gertrude Stein but never actually read her work. I really like the page you included in this post though!

    1. veganrose says:

      Hi, Sabina… thanks for your comment! Here is an example of Gertrude Stein from Tender Buttons… it’s kind of wild and confusing, but there’s something really interesting about it, too…

      NOTHING ELEGANT.

      A charm a single charm is doubtful. If the red is rose and there is a gate surrounding it, if inside is let in and there places change then certainly something is upright. It is earnest.

  2. Fee says:

    I love your poem 🙂

    1. veganrose says:

      Thank you so much… I truly appreciate that 🙂

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