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Sublime Stein Three

December 18, 2009

Fri Dec 18 13:37:26 2009

A sudden date, a
few faulty passages in
Homer and in him,

and swells to a lower key
than in all that modesty

is in that.  In that
corner of life, their style of
the illustration.

Fri Dec 18 13:38:24 2009

Such is a centre
no virtue, whose theme admits
of many is not

easy to see what he is
a hill is a change that is

a name, no bill no
care, no ordinary use
of mean words has come.

Fri Dec 18 13:39:38 2009

Nothing so much and
yet it is the time.  Leaves in
grass and behind it

transcends the sublime, and sick
color that is great in his

soul is chained: he is
a gem.  A puzzle, a mark
or in Japanese.

Longinus, On the Sublime
Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons

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