Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A little Sylvia on a Tuesday night.

This afternoon I was feeling a little low so (at the advice of a dear friend) I bought myself some poetry. I think Sylvia Plath's Ariel and I will be great friends throughout the coming winter months...

The Couriers

The word of a snail on the pate of a leaf?
It is not mine. Do not accept it.

Acetic acid in a sealed tin?
Do not accept it. It is not genuine.

A ring of gold with the sun in it?
Lies. Lies and a grief.

Frost on a leaf, the immaculate
Cauldron, talking and crackling

All to itself on the top of east
Of nine black Alps.

A disturbance in mirrors,
The sea shattering its grey one -

Love, love, my season.

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