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Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
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Sep 06, 11


Amazing, simply stunning. The raw emotion in her poetry reminds me of older British poetry and the musically of Auden. "Daddy" is probably the one that stayed with me the most, the mythology and imagery are tearing on wounds still open.

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.

But they pulled me out of the sack,
And they stuck me together with glue.
And then I knew what to do.
I made a model of you,
A man in black with a Meinkampf look
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