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Sylvia Plath

Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea Cold and final, the imagination Shuts down its fabled summer house; Blue views are boarded up; our sweet vacation Dwindles in the hour-glass. Thoughts that found a maze of mermaid hair Tangling in the tide’s green fall Now fold their wings like bats and disappear Into… Continue reading Sylvia Plath

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Forugh Farrokhzad

Listen. Hear the darkness blow like wind? I watch this prosperity through alien eyes. I am addicted to my despair. Listen. Hear the darkness blow? —  Forugh Farrokhzad, from “The Wind will Blow us Away,” Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, translated by Sholeh Wolpe. (University of Arkansas Press June 1, 2010) Originally published September… Continue reading Forugh Farrokhzad

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