a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

by Dorothea

This famous quotation from Gertrude Stein’s poem “Sacred Emily”, was parodied by Ernest Hemingway:  “a stone is a stein is a rock is a boulder is a pebble.”


 Photograph by Rene Stoeltie

A spontaneous, not too perfect, small rose bouquet freshly picked from the garden, adds charm and elegance to a formal marble mantelpiece setting. The painted ceiling is reflected in the mirror, the Dutch tulip vase and shell complement the “Nature Morte” (still life) composition. I always leave the fallen petals around the foot of the vase, as they represent the ephemeral nature of life…

Read more about Gertrude Stein’s fascinating life:

Gertrude Stein at Wikipedia

Read more about Ernest Hemingway:

Ernest Hemingway at Wikipedia