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The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
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Jun 08, 11

it was amazing

Oh, how I love Sylvia Plath! I realize she's not everyone's cup of tea and that's fine. I think her poetry is brilliant and speaks of her tortured soul. So many of us can relate to the pain that comes through in her words. I find her work inspiring, but sometimes one can wallow along with her be dragged down into her deep sadness.

A tidbit from one of my favorite poems, "Daddy"

Not God but a swastika
So black no sky could squeak through.
Every woman adores a Fascist,
The boot in the face, the brute
Brute heart of a brute like you.

You stand at the blackboard, daddy,
In the picture I have of you,
A cleft in your chin instead of your foot
But no less a devil for that, no not
Any less the black man who

Bit my pretty red heart in two.
I was ten when they buried you.
At twenty I tried to die
And get back, back, back to you.
I thought even the bones would do.

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Chris Gager they stabbed you through(?) your fat
black heart

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