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Sylvia Plath - Aftermath

Compelled by calamity's magnet
They loiter and stare as if the house
Burnt-out were theirs, or as if they thought
Some scandal might any minute ooze
From a smoke-choked closet into light;
No deaths, no prodigious injuries
Glut these hunters after an old meat,
Blood-spoor of the austere tragedies.

Mother Medea in a green smock
Moves humbly as any housewife through
Her ruined apartments, taking stock
Of charred shoes, the sodden upholstery:
Cheated of the pyre and the rack,
The crowd sucks her last tear and turns away.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Aftermath
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1959
Poem of the Day: Feb 22 2006

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Comment 7 of 8, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

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Comment 6 of 8, added on August 1st, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

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