William Carlos Williams: “The Wedding Dance in the Open Air”

THE WEDDING DANCE IN THE OPEN AIR
Disciplined by the artist
to go round
& round

in holiday gear
a riotously gay rabble of
peasants and their

ample-bottomed doxies
fills
the market square

featured by the women in
their starched
white headgear

they prance or go openly
toward the wood’s
edges

round and around in
rough shoes and
farm breeches

mouths agape
Oya!
kicking up their heels

William Carlos Williams

~ by matt on 10 April 2008.

2 Responses to “William Carlos Williams: “The Wedding Dance in the Open Air””

  1. this is a butchered version of this painting that is widely circulated. The men have had their codpieces cut off. Just an interesting note for historical accuracy in light of contemporary socio-sexual issues.

  2. OUCH!

    Never knew…thanks Jeff

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