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Month: October 2019

Sylvia Plath – Monologue At 3 AM

Gustave Courbet, Woman with a parrot, 1866 Better that every fiber crack  and fury make head,  blood drenching vivid  couch, carpet, floor  and the snake-figured almanac  vouching you are  a million green counties from here,  than to sit mute, twitching so  under prickling stars,  with stare, with curse  blackening the time  goodbyes were said, trains …

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Sylvia Plath – Papaveri in ottobre / Poppies In October

Dima Dmtriev, Poppy sisters, 2013 Even the sun-clouds this morning cannot manage such skirts. Nor the woman in the ambulance  whose red heart blooms through her coat so astoundingly — A gift, a love gift  utterly unasked for  by a sky  palely and flamily  igniting its carbon monoxides, by eyes  dulled to a halt under …

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