A LONG DRESS
by: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
- HAT 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.
- Where is the serene length, it is there and a dark place
is not a dark place, only a white and red are black, only a yellow
and green are blue, a pink is scarlet, a bow is every color.
A line distinguishes it. A line just distinguishes it.
POEMS BY GERTRUDE STEIN
"A Long Dress" is reprinted
from Tender Buttons: Objects Food Rooms. Gertrude Stein.
New York: Claire Marie, 1914.