Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mag 163 - Morning Bath


Degas - Woman With a Towel


Morning Bath

You said “Stop!”
And I, a coquette,
Languished

I murmured, “What?”
And you, a rogue,
Smiled

You chuckled.
And I, a vixen,
Ran …


Degas' bathing women can inspire a sense of stolid domesticity, but this model's round beauty and arched pose brings to mind a tease show or a playful attitude.  I so wish that she would peek back at the artist so that her facial expression could finish the flirtation.  

This short poem is shared with others at Tess Kincaid's weekly writing group, Magpie Tales ... head on over and see what others have written in response to Degas' bathing woman.



15 comments:

  1. marvelous! have a great week!

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  2. This is the kind of non-poem poem I enjoy, unpretentious, witty, amusing, as well as deep enough for a quick double take.

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    1. Non-poem poem ... this is the kind of oxymoron I love! Hope your week is starting well, Friko!

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  3. Intriguing - and so well written.

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  4. haha i like the playfulness in this...def it brings out the tease...run, but not too fast...smiles.

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  5. I am truly amazed how that painting has taken us venturing into new paths...

    paint me in many hues, not just black

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