The Wheel and Axle

Tag: poetry

In The Bin

by on Jul.11, 2018, under Queer

He took his hand,

they slipped out the door.


Down the corridor


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Walking Down The Plath

by on Oct.27, 2016, under Literature

27 October 1932 – 11 February 1963

Sylvia Plath

The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,
Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan
Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels
Begin on tilted violins to span

The whole revolving tall glass palace hall
Where guests slide gliding into light like wine;
Rose candles flicker on the lilac wall
Reflecting in a million flagons’ shine,

And glided couples all in whirling trance
Follow holiday revel begun long since,
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince

As amid the hectic music and cocktail talk
She hears the caustic ticking of the clock.

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Some Rimbaud for His Birthday

by on Oct.20, 2016, under Literature, Queer

20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891

Le Dormeur du Val
Arthur Rimbaud

C’est un trou de verdure où chante une rivière
Accrochant follement aux herbes des haillons
D’argent ; où le soleil, de la montagne fière,
Luit : c’est un petit val qui mousse de rayons.

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