Georges Hugnet and Virgil Thomson find a fine way to translate a line from the portrait of Bernard Fay by Gertrude Stein.

An article is a and an and the.

is rendered

Un article est un et une et le.

Parsing is a Paris fashion. And syntax has its reversals.

Le, la, sont et l’est un article.

and further back translation

The the are and a is an article.

Thomson and Hugnet help show the sides of “is”.

And by some metamorphic shift we spot Donne poetizing on the mingled bloods in the body of the flea. Yoko Ono Fly.

And so for day 126

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