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Sylvia Plath - An Appearance

The smile of iceboxes annihilates me.
Such blue currents in the veins of my loved one!
I hear her great heart purr.

From her lips ampersands and percent signs
Exit like kisses.
It is Monday in her mind: morals

Launder and present themselves.
What am I to make of these contradictions?
I wear white cuffs, I bow.

Is this love then, this red material
Issuing from the steele needle that flies so blindingly?
It will make little dresses and coats,

It will cover a dynasty.
How her body opens and shuts --
A Swiss watch, jeweled in the hinges!

O heart, such disorganization!
The stars are flashing like terrible numerals.
ABC, her eyelids say.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: An Appearance
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1961
Poem of the Day: Feb 18 2004

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Comment 49 of 51, added on April 1st, 2014 at 11:46 AM.

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