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Sylvia Death


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When she put its head in the oven of gas

as a lion that falls on its prey

all poems were already

directed

to die on the table

She did so again, and again

through the morning dark

the shiny skin and Sylvia's hair

as a sun blond.

 

J T Parreira

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J T Parreira,

 

It's a heart wrenching read.

 

The opening lines

 

When she put its head in the oven of gas

as a lion that falls on its prey

 

are powerful and catching.

 

But her poems continue to live.

 

Best,

 

Lake

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Not to state the obvious, but I like the choice of word in death, as it is a near-rhyme with Plath. I also like the end --

... and Sylvia's hair

as a sun blond.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Aleksandra

Wonderful written poem Joao. I loved this one. It is strong and powerful, and expressed so nice, it looks like a painting. I agree with Tony for the last lines. I love the end.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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