|This poem is in the public domain. I got it in the daily poem emails |
from the Academy of American Poets. The Gertrude Stein book called Tender Buttons
is full of such mind-bending wonders!! I think this is from the section called FOOD.
Whenever I spend a little time with Gertrude, it seems to make my mind hum!
I don't feel that I understand much in the usual way of understanding,
still my mind is humming and that seems to be a good thing, at least in my case.
Also, it is possible to be reminded of milk at several places in this poem.
Which is what made me think of this childhood picture of my oldest grandson,
who, at this time (almost 20 years ago) was sort of tender and milky.