William Carlos Williams ⁞ Danse Russe

William Carlos Williams, "Danse Russe"
If I when my wife is sleeping 
Ballet russe (photo of Adolph Bolm 
and Flore Revalles, taken in 1910)
and the baby and Kathleen 
are sleeping
 
and the sun is a flame-white disc
 
in silken mists
 
above shining trees,--
 
if I in my north room
 
dance naked, grotesquely
 
before my mirror
 
waving my shirt round my head
 
and singing softly to myself:
 
"I am lonely, lonely.
 
I was born to be lonely,
 
I am best so!"
 
If I admire my arms, my face,
 
my shoulders, flanks, buttocks
 
again the yellow drawn shades,--
Who shall say I am not 
the happy genius of my household?

[c. 1917]

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