Poem: "How Lovely Wetness Makes the Flesh"

I lifted this one from the June ’09 issue of Harpers. Enjoy.


By Tennessee Williams, in the Fall Issue of Southwest Review.
Written on the stationary of the Hotel Woodstock, the poem dates from 1939, when
Williams visited New York City to attend the World’s Fair.

How lovely wetness makes the flesh
our bodies will declare
when we step from this shining pool
into the shining air

How lovely passion makes the lips
our kiss will testify
when we step from this brilliant earth
into the brilliant sky

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