poet Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

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Aquatic Nocturne

deep in liquid
turquoise slivers
of dilute light

quiver in thin streaks
of bright tinfoil
on mobile jet:

pale flounder
waver by
tilting silver:

in the shallows
agile minnows
flicker gilt:

grapeblue mussels
dilate lithe and
pliant valves:

dull lunar globes
of blubous jellyfish
glow milkgreen:

eels twirl
in wily spirals
on elusive tails:

adroir lobsters
amble darkly olive
on shrewd claws:

down where sound
comes blunt and wan
like the bronze tone
of a sunken gong.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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  • Nudershada CabanesNudershada Cabanes (12/13/2018 10:43:00 PM)

    Excellent visualization of aquatic life. The movement, colors and sounds of aquatic marvels were captured beautifully. Indeed an aquatic nocturne.

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  • Crystal RosserCrystal Rosser (12/18/2014 7:17:00 PM)

    Visualization madness. I love it! ! !

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