Sunday, January 16, 2005
2 on a sheet as paper-white as snow;
3 a footprint, a miracle, it pointed ahead
4 and others followed dutifully as pets
5 stopping only to look forward and seize
6 unfolding years perched on blue lines,
7 wires carrying voices from eternity,
8 never faltering for phrases, life, or song.
9 This day would have been the day you died,
10 snow arriving silently with a snowy dawn.
11 Having this conversation with the future,The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
1] An alternate history of the American poet Sylvia Plath (1932-63). Back to Line
14] Assia Wevill's affair with Ted Hughes led to his separation from Sylvia Plath and to her suicide at her house, 23 Fitzroy Road, Primrose Hill. Back to Line
21] Lowell: Robert Lowell, American poet. Back to Line
31] Plath's posthumously published collected poems won a Pulitzer Prize in 1982. Back to Line
46] Lady Lazarus: title of a poem by Sylvia Plath, about a woman brought back from the dead. Back to Line
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