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Water Was My Strange Flower

Water

The Nude Swim
by Anne Sexton

On the southwest side of Capri
we found a little unknown grotto
where no people were and we
entered it completely
and let our bodies lose all
their loneliness.

All the fish in us
had escaped for a minute.
The real fish did not mind.
We did not disturb their personal life.
We calmly trailed over them
and under them, shedding
air bubbles, little white
balloons that drifted up
into the sun by the boat
where the Italian boatman slept
with his hat over his face.

Water so clear you could
read a book through it.
Water so buoyant you could
float on your elbow.
I lay on it as on a divan.
I lay on it just like
Matisse’s Red Odalisque.
Water was my strange flower,
one must picture a woman
without a toga or a scarf
on a couch as deep as a tomb.

The walls of that grotto
were everycolor blue and
you said, “Look! Your eyes
are seacolor. Look! Your eyes
are skycolor.” And my eyes
shut down as if they were
suddenly ashamed.

Created on: 21 Jun, 2012
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Really gorgeous...

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I love it!

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Wow. Just wow.

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Thank you very much, Julie!

Posted over 1 year ago
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Like a bird...so beautiful...

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Angelina, thank you so much! And my apologies for the belated response to your wonderful comment!

Posted over 1 year ago
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i don't know how you do what you do, but it is always amazingly beautiful. love!

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Thanks, Christine! Always love hearing from you, friend!!! x

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I saw you work at the exhibit and I am just in love with it

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Thanks so much, Alecio! So nice to know you saw it in person! Makes me happy:)))

Posted over 1 year ago
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Fantastic as always, Cindy :)

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Thanks so much, Liz! Always appreciate your visits!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Flying in water like fish do... happiness!

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Thanks, M! That makes me happy!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Wow!

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Hi, Thomas! Thanks for the wow! It is much appreciated!

Posted about 2 years ago
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love it

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I'm so glad you do! Thanks, Karen!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Errrrrr. COOL

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A little luck went into the making of this one:)) Thanks, Tess!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Love, Love LOVE this. I can't wait to see more!

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Triple thanks, Alison!!! More to come!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Oh gosh here we go with a new love series!!

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Thanks for the love, Candice!!!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Huge Fav, Cindy! The color is so gorgeous!

Posted about 2 years ago | Reply
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Thanks, Marie! I'm hoping to do more of these this summer!

Posted about 2 years ago

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