Come with us and play! See, we have breasts as women! From your tents by the sea Come play with us: it is forbidden! Come with us and play! Lo, bare, straight legs in the water! By our boats we stay, Then swimming away Come to us: it is forbidden! Come with us and play! See, we are tall as women! Our eyes are keen: Our hair is bright: Our voices speak outright: We revel in the sea's green! Come play: It is forbidden!
- by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Stanley Grill (b. 1953), "Song from "The Birth of Venus"", copyright © 2003 [women's chorus], from Love Poems, no. 5, confirmed with an online score [ sung text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-04-14
Line count: 17
Word count: 84