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“Tender Buttons [Eggs]” was published in Tender Buttons (Claire Marie, 1914). 

Tender Buttons [Eggs]

Kind height, kind in the right stomach with a little sudden mill.

Cunning shawl, cunning shawl to be steady.

In white in white handkerchiefs with little dots in a white belt all shadows are singular they are singular and procured and relieved.

No that is not the cows shame and a precocious sound, it is a bite.

Cut up alone the paved way which is harm. Harm is old boat and a likely dash.

This poem is in the public domain. 

This poem is in the public domain. 

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein was born in Pennsylvania in 1874. An important figure among American expatriates in Paris, she was known for her experimental literature, including Tender Buttons (Claire Marie, 1914). She died in France in 1946.

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