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Repeating, as in an exchange value (Stein Poem)

April 28, 2012

A pleasure is not without a problem.
I wish I had it. I mean it is.
But it settles into something else.
Alike, as an exchange value.
I like making this. Choose and arrange.
Not once only then you add one.
This is concentrated and not any better.
No forms the same except this is.
Light which is a kind of sensitiveness.
The heavenly bodies, they are wishes.
And this difference. Now this attribute.
And distincter. Now it’s personified.
This is its only existence.
Today. The time it came for you.
You were ploughed after failing.
It came to your mind in repeating.
As it will express some way by repeating.
Alike. It settles into something else.
Some order to your discovering.

Composed with jGnoetry and the following source texts:

Gertrude Stein, Stanzas in Meditation (Corrected Edition)
Gertrude Stein, GERTBOT selections
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

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