Gertrude Stein Red Poems
- 1. America
Once in English they said America. Was it English to them.
Once they said Belgian.
We like a fog.
Do you for weather.
- 2. Red Faces
Red flags the reason for pretty flags.
Ribbons of flags
And wearing material
- 3. Tender Buttons [a Box]
A large box is handily made of what is necessary to replace any substance. Suppose an example is necessary, the plainer it is made the more reason there is for some outward recognition that there is a result.
- 4. A Red Hat
A dark grey, a very dark grey, a quite dark grey is monstrous ordinarily, it is so monstrous because there is no red in it. If red is in everything it is not necessary. Is that not an argument for any use of it and even so is there any place that is better, is there any place that has so much stretched out.
- 5. Tender Buttons [objects]
A CARAFE, THAT IS A BLIND GLASS.
A kind in glass and a cousin, a spectacle and nothing strange a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing. All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. The difference is spreading.
- 6. A Long Dress
That is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist. What is this current.
What is the wind, what is it.