Saturday, August 2, 2008
After the Bath, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1894
The bathers whitely come and stand.
Water diffuses them, their hair
Like seaweed slurs the shoulders, and
Their voices in the moonstrung air
Go plucked of words. ...
From "Five Women Bathing in Moonlight" by Richard Wilbur, 1948. Read the complete poem at Poetry Foundation.
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