Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bathing in Banff

from my recent journey through British Columbia and Alberta, Canada
People of Chilmark, Thomas Hart Benton, 1920

An international cast of tens
dons bathing suits to sit and soak;
twenty minutes suffice most folk
at thirty-nine degrees centigrade.

Some few have brought their youngsters in,
who splash with wild aquatic joy.
Do they amuse, or just annoy
the statues steaming in the shade?


  1. T! Now that would be hot, hot, hot!! Steaming for sure.

  2. I need a cool sea breeze after reading this one.

  3. I wouldn't mind a dip in that nice warm water today. It's a bit nippy here.