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Sylvia Plath

It is more natural to me, lying down.
Then the sky and I are in open conversation,
And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:
Then the trees may touch me for once, and the flowers have time for me.

— Sylvia Plath, from “I am Vertical,” The Collected Poems (HarperPerennial, 1992)

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