Favourite Poems – Trio of Love Songs

This is one of the first poems by Plath that I ever read, it was the first that I learned to recite by heart and it is still one of my favourites. I really like the other two parts but it is this first poem that I really love. I hope you enjoy reading it as well, and if you’d like to read more then there is plenty over at The Poetry Foundation.

Trio Of Love Songs (1)

Major faults in granite
mark a mortal lack,
yet individual planet
directs all zodiac.

Diagram of mountains
graphs a fever chart,
yet astronomic fountains
exit from the heart.

Tempo of strict ocean
metronomes the blood,
yet ordered lunar motion
proceeds from private flood.

Drama of each season
plots doom from above,
yet all angelic reason
moves to our minor love.

Sylvia Plath.


One thought on “Favourite Poems – Trio of Love Songs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s