Ariel: The Restored Edition (Modern Classics) by Plath Sylvia

Ariel: The Restored Edition (Modern Classics) by Plath Sylvia

Author:Plath, Sylvia [Plath, Sylvia]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 2016-11-14T16:00:00+00:00

You’re

Clownlike, happiest on your hands,

Feet to the stars, and moon-skulled,

Gilled like a fish. A common-sense

Thumbs-down on the dodo’s mode.

Wrapped up in yourself like a spool,

Trawling your dark as owls do.

Mute as a turnip from the Fourth

Of July to All Fools’ Day,

O high-riser, my little loaf.

Vague as fog and looked for like mail.

Farther off than Australia.

Bent-backed Atlas, our traveled prawn.

Snug as a bud and at home

Like a sprat in a pickle jug.

A creel of eels, all ripples.

Jumpy as a Mexican bean.

Right, like a well-done sum.

A clean slate, with your own face on.



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