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Sylvia Plath - The Dead

Revolving in oval loops of solar speed,
Couched in cauls of clay as in holy robes,
Dead men render love and war no heed,
Lulled in the ample womb of the full-tilt globe.

No spiritual Caesars are these dead;
They want no proud paternal kingdom come;
And when at last they blunder into bed
World-wrecked, they seek only oblivion.

Rolled round with goodly loam and cradled deep,
These bone shanks will not wake immaculate
To trumpet-toppling dawn of doomstruck day : 
They loll forever in colossal sleep;
Nor can God's stern, shocked angels cry them up
From their fond, final, infamous decay.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: The Dead
Poem of the Day: Mar 31 2012

Comment 308 of 308, added on July 19th, 2016 at 5:32 PM.
Great post. I have

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Karcy from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 307 of 308, added on July 19th, 2016 at 5:05 PM.
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Keydren from Czech Republic
Comment 306 of 308, added on July 19th, 2016 at 2:57 PM.
Holy concsie data ba

Holy concsie data batman. Lol!

Dollie from Georgia, Republic of

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