set forth three children under the moon,
three cherubs drawn by Michelangelo,
done this with her legs spread out
in the terrible months in the chapel.
ATTRIBUTION: Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. For My Lover, Returning to His Wife (l. 19-22). . .
The Complete Poems [Anne Sexton]. (1981) Houghton Mifflin.
BIOGRAPHY: Columbia Encyclopedia.