Vol. 1 Letters of Sylvia Plath 1940-56

Volume 2 expected out in October. This is an early one from 1953.

Verbal Calisthentics

My love for you is more

  Athletic than a verb,

Agile as a star

  The tents of sun absorb.


Treading circus tighropes

  of each syllable

The brazen jackanapes

  Would fracture if he fell.


Acrobat of space,

  The darling adjective.

Plunges for a phrase

  Describing arcs of love.


Nimble as a noun

  He catapults in air;

A planetary swoon

  Could climax his career.


But adriot conjunction

  Eloquently shall

Link to his lyric action

  A periodic goal.