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.
161. Faun 1/3/2003
162. Nick And The Candlestick 1/3/2003
163. The Eye-Mote 1/3/2003
164. The Sleepers 1/13/2003
165. The Thin People 1/3/2003
166. The Swarm 1/3/2003
167. Paralytic 1/3/2003
168. Poems, Potatoes 1/3/2003
169. Mary's Song 1/1/2004
170. Electra On Azalea Path 1/3/2003
171. Night Shift 1/13/2003
172. Gigolo 1/3/2003
173. The Dead 1/1/2004
174. Letter In November 1/3/2003
175. Stings 1/3/2003
176. Face Lift 1/1/2004
177. The Other 1/13/2003
178. Getting There 1/1/2004
179. The Bee Meeting 1/3/2003
180. Poppies In October 1/3/2003
181. Snakecharmer 1/3/2003
182. Southern Sunrise 1/3/2003
183. Sheep In Fog 1/3/2003
184. Full Fathom Five 1/3/2003
185. Three Women 1/3/2003
186. The Night Dances 1/3/2003
187. Last Words 1/3/2003
188. Fever 103 Deg. 1/3/2003
189. Lorelei 1/3/2003
190. Pursuit 1/3/2003
191. Spinster 1/3/2003
192. Dialogue Between Ghost And Priest 1/3/2003
193. Sow 1/3/2003
194. The Arrival Of The Bee Box 1/3/2003
195. Bucolics 1/3/2003
196. Mystic 1/3/2003
197. On Looking Into The Eyes Of A Demon Lover 1/13/2003
198. Elm 1/3/2003
199. In Plaster 1/3/2003
200. Crossing The Water 1/13/2003

Comments about Sylvia Plath

  • Danielle Stith (3/1/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    I wish other poetry lovers could actually spell things right.

    Sylvia Plath is amazing. I love the Poem 'Crossing the River'. It is beautiful, but it's not uncommon to find something that she has written to be beautiful.

    She may have not gotten treatment because of the fear that she could lose her poetic skills if she did. If this is the case, she may have died for her cause, which is incredible.

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  • Keeep Smilie (2/28/2008 11:09:00 AM)

    Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath is one of the great poets,
    she is just an febuleous poet
    ilove her poetry and my favourite poem is 'MORNING SONG'

  • Séamus Fox (1/31/2008 7:16:00 AM)

    My Literal lover

    For Sylvia Plath

    I think I have fallen
    for a dead poetess she
    is dark and fraught with
    bleeding flowers and
    Nazi symbolism and
    bags full of god and
    other equally striking
    metaphors for heaven.
    She was exquisite with
    language drawing sighs
    and laughter and tears
    but it is not about her
    story, which was tragic,
    it is her way on the page
    that blushes in my mind
    simple yet so complex.
    She enthuses me with her
    voice she speaks through me
    into the empty room simply
    knowing her words is not
    sufficient I must hear them.
    No living woman could give
    what she has left me with.
    Love in a literal sense is much
    much more fulfilling than all
    that over rated pushing and
    waiting for the phone to stop.


  • Jocelynn Halbauer (10/29/2007 3:44:00 PM)

    Sylvia Plath is an exellent poet, but did anyone else notice that some of her poems are missing?
    e.g. Dirge For A Joker

  • ari anna arena (1/20/2007 2:39:00 AM)

    The heart can be a cruel teacher.

  • James Papastamos (11/21/2006 5:04:00 PM)

    Sylvia Plath wrote with anger and intensity. One doesn't even have to read between the lines to notice this. Where there is tragedy, there is art. Sylvia Path was a true, genuine lyric poet; and her poems reflect a truth, about as genuine, that poets are destined to suffer at the hands of fate - thepoetineye

  • Kellie Marie Sweeney (11/2/2006 1:42:00 PM)

    I really love syliva plath she is the reason i read poetry she reall got me into it, she led me to such poets as emily dickinson, evan boland and elizabeth bishop my favourite poem by syliva plath is poppies in july

  • Kimberly Kastner (4/22/2006 2:24:00 PM)

    I recently bought a book of her collected poems. My favorites are 'Southern Sunrise, ' 'Soliloquy Of The Sollipsist, ' 'Cinderella, ' and 'April Aubade.'

  • funky town (5/11/2005 4:04:00 PM)

    i love the story of cinderella and this poem really goes in depth to what the charicters may have been feeling.....i loved it.

Best Poem of 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 ...

Read the full of Cinderella


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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