Sunday, 30 January 2011

'Where Those Two Sleepers Are..'

Sunday night poetry.

I have had a long Sunday, a little too long for my liking. I am looking forward to getting into bed tonight; I have a feeling I will be missing it once I start my new job this week!
So, enjoy this sleepy poem, imagine it being spoken in a low, hushed voice...

The Sleepers - Sylvia Plath

No map traces the street
Where those two sleepers are.
We have lost track of it.
They lie as if under water
In a blue, unchanging light,
The French window ajar

Curtained with yellow lace.
Through the narrow crack
Odors of wet earth rise.

The snail leaves a silver track;
Dark thickets hedge the house.
We take a backward look.

Among petals pale as death
And leaves steadfast in shape
They sleep on, mouth to mouth.
A White mist is going up.
The small green nostrils breathe,
And they turn in their sleep.

Ousted from that warm bed
We are a dream they dream.
Their eyelids keep the shade.
No harm can come to them.
We cast out skins and slide
Into another time.

(photos found on tumblr,) Goodnight everyone. Sleep tight. See you in the morning.


  1. haha, the red skirt is now out of stock :| sorry!
    there's only a white one available ! :)

  2. I wish I ever had too long of a Sunday!

    Good night and good luck at your new job :)

  3. love Sylvia Plath...hope the new job goes swimmingly! so happy to have stumbled on your blog! xoxo {av}

  4. beautiful poem :0

    Love, Vanilla

  5. Nothing could have been a more beautiful start to my day than your blog with it's lovely poem and the exquisite photos accompanying it.

    Hope you enjoy your week at the new job.

    Look forward to hearing from you


    Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

  6. oh i love this, i love plath so much! x

  7. Amazing poem and the pictures fit perfectly with it! Anywho I love you're blog so I had to follow it! Please check out mine?
    thanks so much!

  8. nice post with the poem! and good luck in your new job!!

  9. Very pretty photos! And a beautiful poem. I hope you are well rested!

  10. Really love this, am a huge Plath fan but hadn't read this one. Good luck with starting your new job!x

  11. Wow I just love these photos! and the poem is beautiful <3



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