Monday, July 16, 2012



“You are ten years dead.
It is only a story.”

—Ted Hughes,
“Visit,” Birthday Letters  

Sylvia kept living there—
At her Court Green home

But not Ted Hughes—
Nor Assia or Carol either

That whole entourage—
Excluded, exiled

After Ted’s sudden—
Mysterious disappearance

The true Doubletake—
The supposed shock

The West Yorkshire stud—
Never seen again

Sylvia Plath stayed—
There at Court Green

Posing as a poet—
A Devon grand dame

Expanding her—
Unabridged Journals

To include Ted’s own—
Funereal Berck-Plage

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