Gertrude Stein

(3 February 1874 – 27 July 1946 / Allegheny, Pennsylvania)

Tender Buttons [chicken] - Poem by Gertrude Stein


Pheasant and chicken, chicken is a peculiar third.


Alas a dirty word, alas a dirty third alas a dirty third, alas a dirty bird.


Alas a doubt in case of more go to say what it is cress. What is it. Mean. Why. Potato. Loaves.


Stick stick call then, stick stick sticking, sticking with a chicken. Sticking in a extra succession, sticking in.

Comments about Tender Buttons [chicken] by Gertrude Stein

  • (4/13/2012 3:29:00 PM)

    Ms. Stein went to France
    With her sister, seeking romance
    Having much money to spent,
    They had no trouble finding a friend.

    The artist on the bank embraced her
    For where else could they find such a lover
    Who only wanted to be known
    For having slept with every one!

    Their third rate art they thrust anew
    On these sisters who knew
    Nothing of talent or value
    Only that they were the monied two..

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 13, 2012

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