Al Que Quiere!/Canthara

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Al Que Quiere!  (1917) 
William Carlos Williams
Canthara
Boston: The Four Seas Company page 33

The old black-man showed me
how he had been shocked
in his youth
by six women, dancing
a set-dance, stark naked below
the skirts raised round
their breasts:
 bellies flung forward
knees flying!
 —while
his gestures, against the
tiled wall of the dingy bath-room,
swished with ecstasy to
the familiar music of his old emotion.