Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Flowers: Tulipomania

Purple tulips to commemorate Tulipomania (1637)

Colored Hats
(By Gertrude Stein)

Colored hats are necessary to show that curls are worn by an addition of blank spaces, this makes the difference between single lines and broad stomachs, the least thing is lightening, the least thing means a little flower and a big delay a big delay that makes more nurses than little women really little women. So clean is a light that nearly all of it shows pearls and little ways. A large hat is tall and me and all custard whole.

I adore Gertrude Stein and her amazing skill at crafting sound, combining words in such a manner as to create new meaning and significance through cadence and imagery and juxtaposition, going on and going on, with repetition and resonance rolling the words off the tongue, through the mind, almost hypnotic, entrancing, in their flow. ;-)

Purple tulips in a glass vase

And what of the tulips? Well, I was going to put up another camellia post, but I realized that today marks the collapse of the Dutch tulip craze of the 1630s. I couldn' pass up on that.

But don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to showcase my camellia photos.

Purple tulips

And here are some vids of Gertrude Stein's poetry:

"If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso"

"A Blue Coat"

"A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson"

Interpretive dance of Gertrude Stein's "Daughter"


1 comment:

  1. Bummer about the tulip craze collapse. But some nice selections from Gertrude's poetry.