Gertrude Stein wrote, “A rose is a rose is a rose.”
Gertrude Stein was a poet and writer born in America, who lived much of her life in France. Shakespeare wrote “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Gertrude Stein is an American is an American is an American.
In the Diamond Sutra it says, “Just that which the Buddha has taught as gone beyond, just that he has taught as not gone beyond. Therefore it is called “Wisdom which has gone beyond.’”
Whatever it is, watch its thorns and enjoy its aroma.
VERSE by Dairyu
A rose is not a rose is a rose
Or is it?
Nine bows to Gertrude Stein