Sylvia Plath

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

Sylvia Plath Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
81. The Lady And The Earthenware Head 9/19/2014
82. Child's Park Stones 9/19/2014
83. The Trial Of A Man 9/19/2014
84. The Rabbit Catcher 9/19/2014
85. Doom Of Exiles 9/17/2014
86. Ode For Ted 9/19/2014
87. Stars Over The Dordogne 9/19/2014
88. The Ravaged Face 9/19/2014
89. The Hanging Man 9/17/2014
90. Magnolia Shoals 9/19/2014
91. The Sleepers 9/19/2014
92. The Net-Menders 9/19/2014
93. The Beast 9/19/2014
94. Thalidomide 9/19/2014
95. On The Difficulty Of Conjuring Up A Dryad 9/19/2014
96. Maenad 9/17/2014
97. Gulliver 9/17/2014
98. Song For A Summer's Day 9/19/2014
99. Private Ground 9/19/2014
100. Miss Drake Proceeds To Supper 9/19/2014
101. The Surgeon At 2 A.M. 9/19/2014
102. For A Fatherless Son 9/17/2014
103. Prologue To Spring 9/19/2014
104. I Want, I Want 9/17/2014
105. Notes To A Neophyte 9/19/2014
106. Mary's Song 9/19/2014
107. Amnesiac 9/19/2014
108. Owl 9/19/2014
109. The Ghost's Leavetaking 9/19/2014
110. A Winter Ship 9/17/2014
111. Recantation 9/19/2014
112. Waking In Winter 9/19/2014
113. Lament 9/17/2014
114. The Stones 9/19/2014
115. Female Author 9/17/2014
116. Soliloquy Of The Solipsist 9/17/2014
117. Suicide Off Egg Rock 9/19/2014
118. Medallion 9/17/2014
119. Magi 9/17/2014
120. The Courage Of Shutting-Up 9/19/2014

Comments about Sylvia Plath

  • Else Cederborg Else Cederborg (5/30/2012 9:04:00 PM)

    Such rage, such sudden insights are not seen in many. She was unique.

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  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (5/18/2012 10:48:00 PM)

    No poet ever dies. You are the best example.

  • Suze Collett (4/29/2012 10:16:00 PM)

    I'm unable to access any of her poems, the links appear dead at this moment. Has their been a dispute in sharing her poetry on here, or this is a temporary technical glitch?

  • Cherie Chetyrbok (2/21/2012 12:48:00 AM)

    I have been a SylviaPlath fan since I was a teen. I still love her, and am amazed with her talent. Some say she did not get treatment bc it might have diluted her talent...sad. Very sad end to a brillaint woman. A real loss.

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  • Eva P (2/15/2012 2:09:00 PM)

    what is wrong here, copyrights?

  • Elizabeth King (10/12/2011 10:39:00 AM)

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    Sylvia Plath one of the best American poets. It is sad thing that she commited suicide because she could really great poetry. We lost a genius when she passed away. Despite that she is one of my mentor poets.

  • Yacov Mitchenko (5/30/2010 7:14:00 PM)

    I enjoy reading 'Event', 'Tulips', 'Contusion', 'I Am Vertical', 'Mystic', and 'Edge'. Aside from these poems, I can't say I much like Sylvia Plath's work.
    She is often melodramatic and hysterical. The latter may be understandable in light of what happened in her life, but it doesn't pan out successfully (or convincingly) in her poems. The restraint and understatements of Emily Dickinson, for example, work much better in the expression of pain.

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (7/11/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    gets the colour of life in its pure form.

  • James Papastamos (6/10/2008 7:07:00 PM)

    The story of Sylvia Plath just reinforces my deep-seated belief that 'where there is tragedy, there is art'. I have, as of yet, not once encountered a 'happy poet'. Poetry shall always remain a far superior form of literature, as opposed to the composition of fiction, non fiction, plays and scripts for movies. When I read a poem, I am gazing deep into the hidden chambers of the author's tortured soul - chambers that hide some mysterious secret, yearning to break free from the confines that civilization often imposes on humanity. Poetry comes from the heart. To understand poetry, one must be able to 'read between the lines'. When I read Sylvia Plath's poems, I not only read between the lines; I dive, head first, into its troubled waters - J. Papastamos

Best Poem of Sylvia Plath

Cinderella

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 ...

Read the full of Cinderella

Jilted

My thoughts are crabbed and sallow,
My tears like vinegar,
Or the bitter blinking yellow
Of an acetic star.

Tonight the caustic wind, love,
Gossips late and soon,
And I wear the wry-faced pucker of
The sour lemon moon.

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