Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 35

A very swell Valentine from Gertrude to Alice is in order. It will warm your hearts. It is from “Portraits and Prayers”:
“When you hear her snore
It is not before you love her.
You love her so that to be her beau is very lovely.
She is sweetly there and her curly hair is very
She is sweetly here and I am very near and that is very
She is my tender sweet and her little feet are
stretched out well which is a treat and very
Her little tender nose is between her little eyes
which close and are very lovely.
She is very lovely and mine which is very
It would be hard to find a funnier, more tender love poem than this one in modernism. But that reminds me: you will find a another very lovely homage to Alice from She Writer Gerry Miller if you go to my post # 32 and scroll down to the most recent comment.

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