Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mystic by Sylvia Plath

Mystic The air is a mill of hooks—- Questions without answer, Glittering and drunk as flies Whose kiss stings unbearably In the fetid wombs of black air under pines in summer. I remember The dead smell of sun on wood … Continue reading

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Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath

Winter Trees The wet dawn inks are doing their blue dissolve. On their blotter of fog the trees Seem a botanical drawing. Memories growing, ring on ring, A series of weddings. Knowing neither abortions nor bitchery, Truer than women, They … Continue reading

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Song To The Siren by Tim Buckley

Written by Tim Buckley and poet Larry Beckett From Starsailor, 1971 Verse 1: Bb F Long afloat on shipless oceans Eb Gm I did all my best to smile Bb F ‘Til your singing eyes and fingers Eb Gm Drew … Continue reading

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Senex by John Betjeman

Oh would I could subdue the flesh Which sadly troubles me! And then perhaps could view the flesh As though I never knew the flesh And merry misery. To see the golden hiking girl With wind about her hair, The … Continue reading

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Wants by Philip Larkin

Beyond all this, the wish to be alone: However the sky grows dark with invitation-cards However we follow the printed directions of sex However the family is photographed under the flagstaff— Beyond all this, the wish to be alone. Beneath … Continue reading

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