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Sylvia Plath's "The Couriers"
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Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2013 03:40 pm
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An alchemical and hermetic interpretation:

http://www.iun.edu/~nwadmin/plath/vol6/Gordon-Bramer.pdf


The word of a snail on the plate of a leaf?
It is not mine. Do not accept it.

Acetic acid in a sealed tin?
Do not accept it. It is not genuine.

A ring of gold with the sun in it?
Lies. Lies and a grief.

Frost on a leaf, the immaculate
Cauldron, talking and crackling

All to itself on the top of each
of nine black Alps.

A disturbance in mirrors,
the sea shattering its grey one-

Love, love, my season.


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