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On Looking Into The Eyes Of A Demon Lover

Sylvia Plath

Here are two pupils
whose moons of black
transform to cripples
all who look:

each lovely lady
who peers inside
take on the body
of a toad.

Within these mirrors
the world inverts:
the fond admirer's
burning darts

turn back to injure
the thrusting hand
and inflame to danger
the scarlet wound.

I sought my image
in the scorching glass,
for what fire could damage
a witch's face?

So I stared in that furnace
where beauties char
but found radiant Venus
reflected there.


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Added: 12 Aug 2002 | Last Read: 19 Jun 2018 11:15 PM | Viewed: 10672 times

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