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Sylvia Plath

(October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963 / Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)

Poems of Sylvia Plath

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
81. In Plaster 1/3/2003
82. Incommunicado 9/19/2014
83. Insomniac 1/3/2003
84. Jilted 1/3/2003
85. Kindness 1/3/2003
86. Lady Lazarus 1/3/2003
87. Lament 9/17/2014
88. Landowners 1/3/2003
89. Last Words 1/3/2003
90. Leaving Early 1/13/2003
91. Lesbos 1/3/2003
92. Letter in November 1/3/2003
93. Letter To A Purist 9/19/2014
94. Little Fugue 9/19/2014
95. Lorelei 1/3/2003
96. Love Is A Parallax 9/17/2014
97. Love Letter 1/3/2003
98. Lyonnesse 1/1/2004
99. Mad Girl's Love Song 1/3/2003
100. Maenad 9/17/2014

Perseus

The Triumph of Wit Over Suffering

Head alone shows you in the prodigious act
Of digesting what centuries alone digest:
The mammoth, lumbering statuary of sorrow,
Indissoluble enough to riddle the guts
Of a whale with holes and holes, and bleed him white
Into salt seas. Hercules had a simple time,
Rinsing those stables: a baby's tears would do it.

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