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Sylvia Plath - Poppies In July

Little poppies, little hell flames,
Do you do no harm?

You flicker.  I cannot touch you.
I put my hands among the flames.  Nothing burns

And it exhausts me to watch you
Flickering like that, wrinkly and clear red, like the skin of a mouth.

A mouth just bloodied.
Little bloody skirts!

There are fumes I cannot touch.
Where are your opiates, your nauseous capsules?

If I could bleed, or sleep! -
If my mouth could marry a hurt like that!

Or your liquors seep to me, in this glass capsule,
Dulling and stilling.

But colorless.  Colorless.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Poppies In July
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1960

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 18th, 2014 at 1:43 PM.

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crorkservice from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 3, added on February 20th, 2012 at 7:14 PM.
cialis suisse

Dans une Etats Unis en Novembre les problemes dordre sexuels ont ete concu pour du total des ordonnances reussir dans le lit.

cialis belgique from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on June 5th, 2005 at 5:27 PM.

very clever. i liked it alot. it reminds me of some things in my life.

cj from United States

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