George Oppen: The Gesture

Sulamith Wulfing, The Gesture

The question is: how does one hold an apple
Who likes apples

And how does one handle
Filth? The question is

How does one hold something
In the mind which he intends

To grasp and how does the salesman
Hold a bauble he intends

To sell? The question is
When will there not be a hundred

Poets who mistake that gesture
For a style.

~George Oppen

Art: Sulamith Wulfing, The Gesture

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1 Response to George Oppen: The Gesture

  1. Annie says:

    Beautiful, thoughtful art and poem.

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