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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was a poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She is best known for her poetry collections The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel, as well as her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar.

Autumn 1960

The Beekeeper’s Daughter

By Sylvia Plath

A garden of mouthings. Purple, scarlet-speckled, black The great corollas dilate, peeling back their silks. Their musk encroaches, circle after circle, A well of scents almost too dense to breathe […]

Autumn 1960

The Colossus

By Sylvia Plath

I shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed. Mule-bray, pig-grunt and bawdy cackles Proceed from your great lips. It’s worse than a barnyard. Perhaps you […]

The Colossus

By Sylvia Plath

From the Kenyon Review, Fall 1960, Vol. XXII, No. 4 I shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed. Mule-bray, pig-grunt and bawdy cackles Proceed from […]