Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 5th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 293,174 comments.
Sylvia Plath - Edge

The woman is perfected
Her dead

Body wears the smile of accomplishment,
The illusion of a Greek necessity

Flows in the scrolls of her toga,
Her bare

Feet seem to be saying:
We have come so far, it is over.

Each dead child coiled, a white serpent,
One at each little

Pitcher of milk, now empty
She has folded

Them back into her body as petals
Of a rose close when the garden

Stiffens and odors bleed
From the sweet, deep throats of the night flower.

The moon has nothing to be sad about,
Staring from her hood of bone.

She is used to this sort of thing.
Her blacks crackle and drag.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 51415 times | Comments and analysis of Edge by Sylvia Plath Comments (27)

Edge - Comments and Information

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Edge
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1963

Comment 27 of 27, added on April 7th, 2015 at 1:16 AM.
JrnhtwahQIPfF

J2Zbyp It is actually a great and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

nick crorkz from Martinique
Comment 26 of 27, added on February 5th, 2015 at 10:34 AM.
vkwUlOKtVag

OMOMhr Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your site unintentionally, and I am surprised why this accident did not came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

baxz crorkzz from Nicaragua
Comment 25 of 27, added on December 21st, 2014 at 6:57 PM.
zjhzJFWEoXLIwHikyqQ

QXIZnU Nice weblog right here! Also your site a lot up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your associate hyperlink in your host? I desire my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

nice penalty removal from United Kingdom

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Edge, has received 27 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Plath Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links