Monday, December 8, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace


Queen Anne's Lace


Her body is not so white as
anemony petals nor so smooth—nor
so remote a thing. It is a field
of the wild carrot taking 
the field by force; the grass
does not raise above it.



Here is no question of whiteness,
white as can be, with a purple mole
at the center of each flower.
Each flower is a hand’s span
of her whiteness. Wherever
his hand has lain there is
a tiny purple blemish. Each part
is a blossom under his touch
to which the fibres of her being
stem one by one, each to its end,
until the whole field is a
white desire, empty, a single stem,
a cluster, flower by flower,
a pious wish to whiteness gone over—
or nothing.

                                  -William Carlos Williams


Beauty is all around us. Celebrate your own, in word and deed.
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6 comments:

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Lovely <3

Patti said...

So pretty - the words and the lace blouse. xo

Jazzy Jack said...

"Until the whole field is a white desire"...ahh! Sigh!

Beautiful dress too :-) JJ

Jazzy Jack said...

"Until the whole field is a white desire"...ahh! Sigh!

Beautiful dress too :-) JJ

Beth Waltz said...

Here's the perfect over blouse to wear to a holiday dinner in a private home -- when you know your hostess will be wearing jeans. I don't do dressy jeans without a lot of help...

The Style Crone said...

Very beautiful. Like you, Bella!

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