Monday, February 11, 2013

SYLVIA PLATH (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963)

SYLVIA PLATH (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963)
I hope you're still Resting in Peace, beautiful one ~
“Edge” is an elusive poem and if there really is life after death I don't know but if so Sylvia still lives on paper as a mind here


The woman is perfected.
Her dead

Body wears the smile of accomplishment,
The illusion of a Greek necessity

Flows in the scrolls of her toga,
Her bare

Feet seem to be saying:
We have come so far, it is over.

Each dead child coiled, a white serpent,
One at each little

Pitcher of milk, now empty.
She has folded

Them back into her body as petals
Of a rose close when the garden

Stiffens and odors bleed
From the sweet, deep throats of the night flower.

The moon has nothing to be sad about,
Staring from her hood of bone.

She is used to this sort of thing.
Her blacks crackle and drag.