Le Violon d'Ingres

Original Text: 
Jon Stallworthy, Body Language (Manchester: Carcanet, 2004): 38.
1Man Ray, inventive fellow,
2seeing the girl who art
3for him hipped like a cello,
4portrayed her as that.
5And did they then make music --
6as we would, I know,
7if you would be my cello
8and I could be your bow?
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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Special Copyright: 

"Le Violon d'Ingres" from <i>Body Language</i> &copy; 2004 by Jon Stallworthy. Reprinted by permission of the author.