Morning Song

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Morning Song

  1. 1. A poem by Sylvia Plath Morning Song
  2. 2. <ul><li>L O V E set you going like a </li></ul>GOLD watch FAT
  3. 3. <ul><li>and your b a l d c ry Took its pla c e among the e l e m e nts . </li></ul><ul><li>The midwife SLAPPED your footsoles </li></ul>
  4. 4. e c h o e c h o Our voices magnifying your arrival In a d r a f t y museum, your [nakedness] shadows our ( safety ) . We stand round BLANKLY as walls
  5. 5. I am no more your mother its own s l o w Effac-- --ement at the wind's hand. Than the cloud that distills a mirror reflect to reflect
  6. 6. <ul><li>I WAKE to listen: A far sea moves in my ear. </li></ul>All night your moth-breath f l i c k e r s among the flat pink roses .
  7. 7. <ul><li>Your mouth </li></ul><ul><li>o p e n s </li></ul><ul><li>clean as a cat's. </li></ul>One cry , and I st u mb l e from my bed , Cow- heavy and floral in my Victorian nightgown.
  8. 8. <ul><li>The window square whitens </li></ul><ul><li>and {swallows} its dull stars . </li></ul>V O W E L S * * * * * * * * * * rise The clear like balloons. And now you try Your handful of notes;

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