Gertrude Stein: October 9

Poems: Gertrude Stein, an excerpt from Four Saints in Three Acts, an opera composed by Virgil Thomson with libretto by Stein.
This is the section that begins with “Pigeons on the grass alas alas.”

Gertrude Stein, Poet.

Text below:

Recorded on Sunday, October 9, 20111-2:30 PM, at D. Schwartz’s home in Charles Village.
Participants: Nancy Hoffman (vox), Sandy Koll (vox), Danny Schwartz (vox., dir., guitar., loops),
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Pigeons on the grass alas.
Pigeons on the grass alas.
Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow grass. Pigeons
large pigeons on the shorter longer yellow grass alas pigeons on the
grass.
If they were not pigeons what were they.
If they were not pigeons on the grass alas what were they. He had
heard of a third and he asked about it it was a magpie in the sky.
If a magpie in the sky on the sky can not cry if the pigeon on the
grass alas can alas and to pass the pigeon on the grass alas and the
magpie in the sky on the sky and to try and to try alas on the
grass alas the pigeon on the grass the pigeon on the grass and alas.
They might be very well they might be very well very well they might
be.
Let Lucy Lily Lily Lucy Lucy let Lucy Lucy Lily Lily Lily Lily
Lily let Lily Lucy Lucy let Lily. Let Lucy Lily.

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