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Poem by Sylvia Plath


Words


Axes
After whose stroke the wood rings,
And the echoes!
Echoes traveling
Off from the center like horses.

The sap
Wells like tears, like the
Water striving
To re-establish its mirror
Over the rock

That drops and turns,
A white skull,
Eaten by weedy greens.
Years later I
Encounter them on the road-

Words dry and riderless,
The indefatigable hoof-taps.
While
From the bottom of the pool, fixed stars
Govern a life.



Sylvia Plath


Sylvia Plath's other poems:
  1. The Beggars
  2. The Everlasting Monday
  3. The Night Dances
  4. Lady Lazarus
  5. Ariel


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Yeats Words ("I HAD this thought a while ago")
  • Edward Thomas Words ("Out of us all")
  • Ella Wilcox Words ("Words are great forces in the realm of life")

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