Sylvia Plath — The everlasting monday

Sylvia Plath — The everlasting monday

Thou shalt have an everlasting

Monday and stand in the moon.

The moon's man stands in his shell,

Bent under a bundle

Of sticks. The light falls chalk and cold

Upon our bedspread.

His teeth are chattering among the leprous

Peaks and craters of those extinct volcanoes.

He also against black frost

Would pick sticks, would not rest

Until his own lit room outshone

Sunday's ghost of sun;

Now works his hell of Mondays in the moon's ball,

Fireless, seven chill seas chained to his ankle.