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The Collected Poems
The Collected Poems | Sylvia Plath
A new edition of Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes
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Leftcoastzen
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#LilithJuly #Thisonesforthegirls 2 50‘s-60‘s lesbian pulps,2 of my favorite & fiercest poets. Spenders book has given many of my feminist arguments strong examples to work from .And who doesn‘t want to know more about the Suffragettes!💪✊

TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 4mo
Branwen Wooooow! 😍 Plath and Sexton are two of my favorite poets as well! 😊 4mo
Cinfhen 👊🏽💄💪🏼 4mo
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Leftcoastzen @TrishB Thx! Thought you might like them.😀 4mo
Leftcoastzen @Branwen Great minds think alike.😀 4mo
batsy Such a great selection! And the suffragette cover is brilliant. 4mo
Leftcoastzen @batsy Thought you might like them! Feel blessed cuz I knew about it and was lucky to find it at a library sale for a couple of bucks. 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Wohoo! Surprise #bookmail from @merelybookish ! 🤩
Thank you, Margot for the lovely bookmail, I am grateful for your kindness. 😘🤗❤️

Cathythoughts Beautiful gifts 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
LapReader One of my favourite books. 6mo
Kalalalatja Tin Man ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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ephemeralwaltz Tin Man is incredible!! 6mo
TrishB What a fab surprise 💜 love both those books! 6mo
Freespirit Yes I agree Tin Man is great 6mo
batsy Lovely gifts 💕 Plath! 🙌🏽 6mo
merelybookish Yay! I hope you enjoy the books! Ive meant to replace the missing poetry swap books for a while. Sorry it took so long! 🤗 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish thank you. I‘m glad you got your refund for the ones that never arrived. 6mo
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dawn-pInk
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Plath will always have a place in my heart for how brilliantly she uses words. She is able to create descriptions I could never have come up with. Her work gives me a place to be comfortable with my sadness. 4 out of 5 on GR.

RvnclawWhovian Lady Lazarus is one of my all time favorites 9mo
dawn-pInk @RvnclawWhovian So amazing! That poem just feels right being spoken out loud. 9mo
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dawn-pInk
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My litsy went on the fritz! I‘m back now and I‘ve missed you.
I love Plath, I love how she uses language, I love how she turns the ordinary into something strange and beautiful. I love how she expresses her own humanity.

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dawn-pInk
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The steady climb up #mountTBR.
“It is so beautiful, to have no attachments!
I am solitary as grass. What is it I miss?
Shall I ever find it, whatever it is?”

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TK-421
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I
When in good humour,
Give grass its green
Blazon sky blue, and endow the sun
With gold;
Yet, in my wintriest moods, I hold
Absolute power
To boycott color and forbid any flower
To be.

I
Know you appear
Vivid at my side,
Denying you sprang out of my head,
Claiming you feel
Love fiery enough to prove flesh real,
Though it's quite clear
All your beauty, all your wit, is a gift, my dear,
From me.

Soliloquy of the Solipsist #poetrymatters #midnight

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batsy
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"Love is a shadow.
How you lie and cry after it
Listen: these are its hooves: it has gone off, like a horse."

Oof, Sylvia ?

Full poem is here https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49003/elm

#fear #PoetryMatters @LazyDays

jmofo 🖤 12mo
Emilymdxn This is one of my favourite poems ever written 12mo
Leftcoastzen She was amazing. 12mo
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Cathythoughts That last line ... “ it has gone off like a horse” ... powerful 12mo
rohit-sawant Wow 🖤 12mo
batsy @jmofo @Emilymdxn @Leftcoastzen @Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant With just a few words, that metaphorical arrow to the heart. 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow. I must get myself a copy of her poems. So powerful. I‘ve only read her The Bell Jar. 12mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm And what a novel that is ❤️ 12mo
Nute She gets into your heart with precision! 12mo
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TrishB
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#love #poetrymatters
I love this first line 💕

Cathythoughts It‘s great ! ❤️... “ and your bald cry took its place among the elements “ wow ! I love that line too 1y
Kalalalatja So good 👌 1y
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja Plath just has so many gems. I‘ve enjoyed revisiting so many, as you just forget the power of the words. 1y
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batsy Yes! ❤️ 1y
LauraBeth Have you read any poetry by her daughter, Frieda Hughes? It‘s really, really good! 1y
TrishB @LauraBeth I‘ve read some on line but I haven‘t brought any of the books as yet- I need to, they do look good 👍🏻 (edited) 1y
Lindy I love: “We stand around blankly as walls.” 1y
LeahBergen That first line! ❤️ 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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LikelyLibrarian Love this one ❤️ 1y
Branwen I adore Sylvia Plath! 💕 1y
vkois88 Such a tragic life 😢😢😢 1y
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TrishB
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#flowers #poetrymatters
First verse of one of Sylvia‘s earlier poems, written whilst on honeymoon- it‘s almost a love poem 💕

Leftcoastzen She still amazes me.Excellent choice! 1y
LeahBergen Wonderful. 1y
batsy Oof, how does she do it "Their fond hearts charred as any match" ? 1y
TrishB @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen @batsy I find more and more every time I read her poetry. 1y
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batsy
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"Tulips" by Sylvia Plath. Full poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49013/tulips-56d22ab68fdd0

Trust Plath to give us a totally different take on #flowers #PoetryMatters @LazyDays

Kalalalatja This is dark, but I love it! 1y
TrishB Great minds 👍🏻 I was about to do this one 💕 1y
Tanisha_A Tulips are my favourite! I kid you not, was going to put a background with them! 😂 1y
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Emilymdxn I adore this poem, and everything else by her!! 1y
batsy @Kalalalatja I know right 🖤 1y
batsy @TrishB I'm sorry 😁 I was looking up poems and this one just stopped me in my tracks 1y
batsy @Tanisha_A Ah, they're lovely! Though Plath does see them in an unexpected way 🖤 1y
batsy @Emilymdxn Me too!! 1y
Tanisha_A @batsy Hahaha! Yeah. That's Plath! 😀 1y
TrishB It‘s a wonderful poem 💕 🌷 1y
Nute She had an amazing gift! 1y
Bertha_Mason I read Ariel during the worst breakup of my life, and this poem saw and knew me. One of my favorites. 1y
batsy @Nute She absolutely did ❤️ 1y
batsy @Bertha_Mason Yes! That's a beautiful way to put it 💕 I felt seen by so many of the poems in Ariel too and they have stayed with me. 1y
LeahBergen “like an awful baby” is wonderful! 😆 1y
readordierachel What @LeahBergen said 😂. Sylvia gets it. 1y
batsy @LeahBergen @ReadOrDieRachel I loved that part too, so unexpected 😆 1y
Suet624 “Their sudden tongues”. Bam! Love it. 1y
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louiselee
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absolutely love sylvia plath. what a women. 😍

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AngelErin
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✨It‘s #nationalpoetrymonth ! QOTD: Who are some of your favorite poets or what poet do you find the most inspirational?✨

asiriusreader Lovely photo!! 2y
AngelErin @asiriusreader Thank you! ♥️ 2y
jwashreads I love Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson. But my favorite poet is Mina Loy, one of the lesser known modernists. 2y
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AngelErin @jwashreads I haven‘t heard of Mina Loy. I‘ll have to look her up! 😀 2y
bookishbunny I'm not that into poetry, but I do enjoy Edgar Allan Poe's poems. I also enjoy some of Robert Frost's work. 2y
AngelErin @bookishbunny I love Poe and Frost is great too. 😀😀 2y
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TrishTheBibliophile
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Every freakin‘ time Book Outlet has a sale... except for the top three. Those are from Amazon, delivered at the same time. .#bookhaul #bookmail

The_Heeler_Booklife Caraval 😍 2y
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blondie
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Got my books from #Thriftbooks today! Along with 4 other books for my grandpa. 🖤☻

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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Pickpick

It was Sylvia Plath‘s birthday a couple weeks ago and I happened to have this book with me that day.

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Branwen
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"Tonight I lost my red bandeau with all the redness in my red little heart..." ~Sylvia Plath

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Branwen
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Went my mom and sister to Longwood Gardens tonight and brought Sylvia with me ♡♡ :-)

bookandcat Love Longwood Gardens! 2y
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Sunlily
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"each day demands we create our whole world over, disguising the constant horror in a coat of many-colored fictions; we mask our past in the green of Eden, pretend future's shining fruit can sprout from the navel of this present waste." Sylvia Plath

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Andrea4
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Breakfast reads :)

Reviewsbylola That's quite the breakfast! 2y
Andrea4 Indeed it is! I can't take credit for most of this cooking though-this is my sister's leftover cooking. 2y
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Andrea4
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Mirror
"In me she has drowned a young girl..." which one of us hasn't drowned in her mirror?

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Andrea4
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"For to sheathe the virgin shape/ in a scabbard of wood baffles pursuers,/ whether goat-thighed or god-haloed."
Based on a drawing by Paul Klee.

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Andrea4
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This is the ending of The Disquieting Muses.
The creepiest portrayal of the muses that I've ever read. It makes me shiver for the little frightened girl she may have been.

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Andrea4
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Just finished 2 intense days to become certified in ASIST and come home to read some Sylvia Plath... I don't know if that makes me want to laugh or cry.

Also, this poem, Black Rook in Rainy Weather, is beautiful.

llwheeler I don't think I've read any Plath actually... seems like something I should put on the to do list 3y
Andrea4 I was captivated by one poem if hers when I was in highschool-hadn't read any since so I thought it was time. She was another one who was so gifted for her age. 3y
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shelf-improvement
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Talk about a cloud over your head. Like many, 18-year-old Jessica went through a big Sylvia Plath phase. #eyorekindofbook #aprilbookshowers

MayJasper Misery central 3y
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FoldedPagesDistillery
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Just a little Ode to Sylvia Plath today. (This Plath inspired candle by Hearth and Hammer smells so good I can't keep my nose out of it.) who are some of your favorite poets?

JazzFeathers Beautiful pic! My favourite poet is Sherman Alexie. Though l have to admit l'm not big on poetry 3y
LonelyReader My favourite poet is Edgar Allan Poe. I love his poem 'Annabel Lee'. 3y
Cinfhen Loving your photo 💗 3y
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coffeenebula Billy Collins ❤️ 3y
Gayan @LonelyReader Mine too. 3y
monalyisha Mary Oliver. 🌿 3y
Literaryunicorn @monalyisha I just started reading my first Mary Oliver last week! I think it's love ❤️ 3y
monalyisha @Literaryunicorn Hooray! I first encountered her in college. I had to write a personal creed for a religion class and I used her line, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" When I got it back my professor had enthusiastically scrawled in the margins, "I have this quote hanging in my bathroom!" I thought that was such a funny/weird place for it. So now, 10 years later, I have the quote hanging in *my* bathroom. 3y
Literaryunicorn @monalyisha That's a great story... something tells me I might end up with a quote from her on my wall as well! So far my favorite is the one about polar bears trying to survive on the melting ice floes from Red Bird - "That God had a plan, I have no doubt. But what if His plan was that we would do better?" ??? 3y
monalyisha @Literaryunicorn That's a good one! (Though potentially a bit of a bummer for room decor. 😆) 3y
Literaryunicorn @monalyisha Hahaha... touché!! ☺️ 3y
Daizy Walt Whitman. I love some of his poems 2y
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Brie
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My favorite poet. #poetry #aprilbookshowers

ju.ca.no mine as well❤️ 3y
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Betty_Bookworm
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From another favorite of mine. The #babysitters by #SylviaPlath #WorldPoetryDay

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TNbooklover66
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britt_brooke Cute pup! 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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In honor of Sylvia Plath on her birthday.

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LauraBeth
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As a child, you'll read Silverstein. In HS you'll read Frost. In college you'll read Blake and ee Cummings. In your 20s, you'll read Ginsberg, Bukowski, Ted Hughes. Then someone will read Shakespeare's sonnets to you. As life digs in, you'll have The New Yorker poetry. As kids get older, you'll read newer poets and reflect on your past: Did I take the road less travelled? Did I meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same?

Simona Animal gang is very interested in poetry 😻 3y
MrBook Great post 😻!!! But I would expect nothing less from you 😎👍🏻👏🏻👌🏻. 3y
BekahB Love it!! 😄 3y
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k_andrws I love this post so much 💕📚 3y
Hugoreads ...and then you read them all again and it's as wonderful as the first time! 3y
LauraBeth @simona the animal gang was driving me nuts this morning! 3y
LauraBeth Aww - thanks @MrBook. Looking forward to vicariously eating whatever it is you and @bookbabe have for lunch or dinner 😀🍔🍝🍤🍋 3y
LauraBeth Thanks @BekahB and @k_andrws 😺😺 3y
LauraBeth That's my aim - looking to dethaw your heart @skiles 😀 3y
LauraBeth Exactly @Hugoreads. And you read them with a different perspective. And you begin the circle over again by reading Silverstein to your own kids ❤️ 3y
MrBook 😂😂😂😂👍🏻 3y
LisaJo Sylvia Plath with cats and dogs. All the bookish feels. 3y
ValerieAndBooks Wow, basically my life story! 3y
LauraBeth @LisaJo 😺😺🐶🐶 3y
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks we're kindred spirits then 😀 3y
ValerieAndBooks @laurabeth 😄👍🏻 3y
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Erinelizabethkayata
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"What did my fingers do before they held him? What did my heart do, with its love?" Amazing poem. Sylvia never fails to wow me.

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Erinelizabethkayata
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Inching through slowly but surely, a little bit before bed each night. Sylvia always makes it worth it.

MrBook Nice pic! 😊👍🏻 3y
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AngelErin
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I just adore Sylvia Plath's writing.

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