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Barfußwochen (Barefoot Weeks) in DFWuH, Folge 2 (episode 2):

——— Sylvia Plath: Edge, in: Ariel, posthumous 1974,
the last poem ever written by her, 1963:

The woman is perfected
Her dead

Body wears the smile of accomplishment,
The illusion of a Greek necessity

Flows in the scrolls of her toga,
Her bare

Feet seem to be saying:
We have come so far, it is over.

Each dead child coiled, a white serpent,
One at each little

Pitcher of milk, now empty
She has folded

Them back into her body as petals
Of a rose close when the garden

Stiffens and odors bleed
From the sweet, deep throats of the night flower.

The moon has nothing to be sad about,
Staring from her hood of bone.

She is used to this sort of thing.
Her blacks crackle and drag.

Personal tribute, for English class: Edge — Sylvia Plath, 22. November 2007;
A short film for the last poem ever written by Sylvia Plath: Edge — Sylvia Plath, 18. April 2011;
Bild: Courtney Bell: Oh, Sylvia!, 6. Mai 2009.

Courtney Bell, Oh, Sylvia, 6. Mai 2009

Written by Wolf

11. März 2014 um 00:01

Veröffentlicht in Novecento, Vier letzte Dinge: Tod

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