Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"I am a slave...'

I am a slave to the nudity of women.
I do not know with what resolve

I could stand against it, a naked woman
Asking of me anything.

An unclothed woman is sometimes other things.
I see her in a dish of green pears.

From "Teodoro Luna Confesses..." by Alberto Ríos. The complete poem is here.

Das Bad, Sommerabend, Félix Vallotton, 1892


Cat Fish said...

What a poem and what a fitting painting...simply beautiful.

BitterGrace said...

Hello, Lillie--I do love that painting. I want to live in it.