Gertrude Stein





The Great American Army

I found an acorn to-day.
Green.
In the center.
No, on the end.
And what is the name of the bridge?
This is what we say.
"The Great American Army,"-- 
This is what we say.

I write to loan.
We do work so well.
And what must we do?

In the world.
What do you call them?
Plates.
And where do you use them?
In guns.
The French pronounce it Guns.
So do the English.
What do the boys say?
"Can we?"

In the middle.
Or in the middle.
The Great American Army.
Nestles in the middle.
We have hope;
Certainly--
And Success!