Thursday, November 21, 2013


In the seventh pairing of the Ten Buts thru Ten Comms Project reading Nothing Elegant.” through “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” Steiny approached by selecting certain words and phrases.


A charm a single charm is doubtful. If the red is rose and there is a gate surrounding it, if inside is let in and there places change then certainly something is upright. It is earnest.

Saying that this subpoem “really resonates in [her] mind on matters of adultery,” Steiny offered a look at these words that “might help get this strange lens started: single, a single charm is doubtful, If the red is rose and there is a gate surrounding it, if inside is let in, places change, certainly something is upright.

Then she offered these comments:

“--Single stands opposite married. Adultery is when a married person cheats on his/her spouse.

“--Charm may be a particular quality of personality or mannerism that attracts another person. Usually it is no one single aspect (charm) that entices a married person to stray.

“--One category of adulterer frequents a "house of ill repute" (brothel). The women of a brothel may be thought of as roses. Red is a color associated with prostitutes as in Red Light District and generally speaking women in red dresses are thought particularly sexy, alluring and beyond a man's capacity to control his carnal impulses. Women in a brothel live in a gated community. They are not free to leave often. Men who get inside such houses expect to be given access to a sexual partner, one he can enter.

“--If a married man falls in love with a prostitute, then he could become paradoxically a victim seeing himself as a man of moral standing despite having broken his marriage vows.

“Since The Buttons read "Nothing Elegant." as a domestic scenario possibly culminating in the unnamed object vacuum cleaner, I think I feel pretty shocked with how well the 7th Commandment snugs with sub poem 7.”

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