Putholi Arumugham T

Oh Sylvia - Why Did You Do It

Were you left with no words
to match the intensity your thoughts Sylvia?
Was it for him, who had words
but not deeds in his love for you?
Was it to make sure your creations live
longer than their mother?
Oh Sylvia Sylvia
Why did you dissolve yourself in air?

The best poem on love, pain and ire
went hidden in your silence
When you added yourself to fire
The better ones are now orphaned
in your perennial poetry books
Why did you do it - Oh Sylvia Sylvia
Was it to ascertain the supremacy
of the stupid heart to brilliant mind?


What was in your heart
When you set it ablaze Sylvia -
love lost or a freedom gained?
Was it the only way to end
the wilderness of inconquerable mind?
Oh Sylvia Sylvia - Yet why did you?
Crow still remains and the Sun shines
But you took away the crow's whiteness.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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  • Aparna Sinha (7/12/2009 11:21:00 PM)

    good one and so true......

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  • Kurt Behle (4/29/2009 3:57:00 AM)

    Perfect write... I also wonder Why did Sylvia do it?

    10+

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  • Maya Hershey (4/13/2009 10:18:00 AM)

    If Sylvia ever loved you, then it shouldve been for your words... its a very beautiful poem however, i enjoyed reading it.

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (4/13/2009 7:33:00 AM)

    This is an excellent write..the intense of the verses are felt..itshows the emotion it has...great job....10

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  • Charlotte Andreski (4/11/2009 10:09:00 AM)

    This is very, very well written. I love it to death, of death.
    Great work.

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  • Supriya PrathapanSupriya Prathapan (4/2/2009 6:21:00 AM)

    Hey gr8 poem. I'm glad that at least someone had the heart to write a poem on Sylvia Plath. She was a genius. It makes you visualize the scene of her death.10

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  • Shemaine English (4/1/2009 11:12:00 AM)

    this is a very well written poem about Sylvia Plath. I just love it. There are no corrections to be made. Very good work. I'm so jealous! smile.

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  • Moushumi moushumi (3/29/2009 10:32:00 AM)

    Its a good write..and on Sylvia, truly i intently read this viewing Sylvia Plath..did you...A different style in the composition..read my poem 'LUST LOST'.

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  • Sandra MartyresSandra Martyres (3/28/2009 11:47:00 PM)

    Nice write Putholi...very good imagery.
    Keep writing
    Cheers
    Sandra

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  • Christina Phan (3/28/2009 11:03:00 AM)

    wow
    i luv it
    10+
    its got passionate in this one
    great job

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