[It is done by authority.] (Stein Poem)
Tue Dec 13 18:14:36 2011
This is done by authority.
In this posture, they take care to begin.
It is very hard to remember.
Sometimes there is nothing to begin.
The skin lets out the best way to be.
It is hot and engulfing.
It is absurd and departing.
This picture shows the description.
It is simpler and more comfortable.
And this is now more digestible.
It animates them to agree.
They take the form of lingering.
They are idle and able.
How much more is forgotten, and were they.
Now draw a picture of being.
A glass jar or bowl over them all.
This is the pleasure of society.
They eat and drink that occupation.
Woods Hutchinson, The Child’s Day
Gertrude Stein (Selections), GERTBOT Base Nature Texts
Sir Thomas More, Utopia