Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Two hundred years ago the pregnant women
were wheeled to the Louvre to gaze
at portraits of beautiful nobles,
thinking the lovely features
would travel through their sight
to form their babies’ faces.

Source: Colleen Abel, “The Expectant” (Remake: Poems)

3 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. Ruth Abraham says:

    I love the Sentence a Day project. I do wish I could learn who the author is each time. It would give me context and enrich the read.
    Not!!! a complaint or criticism. Just a personal desire.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Well, I *always* provide the author (and the source text). I agree that it can be frustrating not to have that information.

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