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Sylvia Plath - Mary's Song

The Sunday lamb cracks in its fat.
The fat
Sacrifices its opacity. . . .

A window, holy gold.
The fire makes it precious,
The same fire

Melting the tallow heretics,
Ousting the Jews.
Their thick palls float

Over the cicatrix of Poland, burnt-out
Germany.
They do not die.

Grey birds obsess my heart,
Mouth-ash, ash of eye.
They settle.  On the high

Precipice
That emptied one man into space
The ovens glowed like heavens, incandescent.

It is a heart,
This holocaust I walk in,
O golden child the world will kill and eat.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mary's Song
Volume: The Collected Poems
Poem of the Day: Jun 2 2012

Comment 7 of 7, added on July 1st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 6 of 7, added on February 28th, 2007 at 7:25 PM.

omg this poem is REALLY good! i love it to death! im doing the holocaust right now in English..

skidish from United States
Comment 5 of 7, added on October 4th, 2005 at 2:02 PM.

This poem was interesting. It had much meaning, at least to me. I felt the pain of the Holocaust. This should be read by people so they can feel the way i felt, when i read this poem.

Mag from United States

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