Title page of Hannah Weiner's copy of The Magritte Poems, reproducing Rene Magritte's Trahison des images & reading:
"Ce n'est pas une pipe does not mean 'this is not a pipe' in slang 'pipe' means 'blow job' so, "ce n'est pas une pipe,' means 'this is not a blow job' as well as the old epistemological joke 'this is not a pipe this is a picture of a pipe'"
Weiner signs the title page "Rene Magritte." Graphics and reproduction of this book are made possible by permission of Charles Bernstein for Hannah Weiner in trust and through the generosity of the Poetry / Rare Books Collection at SUNY-Buffalo. Typeset and edited by Patrick F. Durgin, May 2002 for the Electronic Poetry Center.
THE MAGRITTE POEMS
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Amorous PerspectiveI rushed through the door. You had bitten a way for me. (1)Man with the Newspaper (2)1. Sat by the window in his wing collar.2. Now he is gone3. He is gone4. Slight dominance of red velvet curtainsDangerous AcquaintancesWould you rather I turned my ass to you? (3) Well, say so, don't stand there holding a mirror.The Castle of the PyreneesCome to my summer house. It's damp floating over the sea, but you can light a fire in any French Horn. Eagles bring you there. (4)The False MirrorIn your blue eye the sky has clouds in it. (5)The Alphabet of Revelations (6)A key a leaf a stemmed pipe a stemmed glass twisted wire has torn canvas unlocked maple dreams the leaf also has a stem the key also has a stemWell, I laughed I thought the clouds were upside down. They weren't. You laughed. Revolution! (7)The Golden LegendMagritte, damn your stone loaves (8) that float past my hungry window!Notes1. See your dentist every six months for a regular check up2. An American Paper for the Amer- ican People3. Yes4. Sundays and Holidays. Will not run May 28, July 2, and Sept. 35. today and tomorrow. Precipitation probability: Tuesday 20%, Tuesday night and Wednesday 30%7.8. made from wheat and rye flour rye meal, yeast, table salt, vegetable shortening, malt, caraway seeds, caramel, onion powder, calcium propionate and water.