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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year on Dartmoor

This is newness: every little tawdy
Obstacle glass-wrapped and peculiar
Glinting and clinking in a saint's falsetto. Only you
Don't know what to make of the sudden slippiness,
The blind, white, awful, inaccessible slant.
There's no getting up it by the words you know.
No getting up by elephant or wheel or shoe.
We have only come to look. You are too new
To want the world in a glass hat.
 
                                    ~ Sylvia Plath








1 comment:

  1. So beautiful I had to read it twice and off to get out my Plath to read myself to sleep tonight

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