Where are those nations Mighty and fearsome ? Thou hast survived them, They are long dead.
Nations keep coming, Nations keep going, Passing like shadows, Wiped off the earth.
Thou an eternal Witness remainest, Watching their burial, Watching their birth.
Pray, who revealed thee Heaven's great secret : Death and destruction, Thus to defy ?
Suffering torture, Stake, inquisition - Prithee, who taught thee Never to die ?
Ay, and who gave thee Faith, deep as ocean, Strong as the rock-hills, Fierce as the sun ?
Hated and hunted, Ever thou wand'rest, Bearing a message : God is but one !
Pray, has thy saga Likewise an ending, As its beginning Glorious of old ?
Israel, my people, God's greatest riddle, Will thy solution Ever be told ?
- by Sylvia Plath60
Each night, this adroit young lady Lies among sheets Shredded fine as snowflakes Until dream takes her body From bed to strict tryouts In tightrope acrobatics. Nightly she balances Cat-clever on perilous wire In a gigantic hall, Footing her delicate dances To whipcrack and roar Which speak her maestro's will. Gilded, coming correct Across that sultry air, She steps, halts, hung In dead center of her act As great weights drop all about her And commence to swing. Lessoned thus, the girl Parries the lunge and menace Of every pendulum; By deft duck and twirl She draws applause; bright harness Bites keen into each brave limb Then, this tough stint done, she curtsies And serenely plummets down To traverse glass floor And get safe home; but, turning with trained eyes, Tiger-tamer and grinning clown Squat, bowling black balls at her. Tall trucks roll in With a thunder like lions; all aims And lumbering moves
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