Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
April 16th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 103,948 comments.
Sylvia Plath - Morning Song

Love set you going like a fat gold watch.
The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry
Took its place among the elements.

Our voices echo, magnifying your arrival. New statue.
In a drafty museum, your nakedness
Shadows our safety. We stand round blankly as walls.

I'm no more your mother
Than the cloud that distills a mirror to reflect its own slow
Effacement at the wind's hand.

All night your moth-breath
Flickers among the flat pink roses. I wake to listen:
A far sea moves in my ear.

One cry, and I stumble from bed, cow-heavy and floral
In my Victorian nightgown.
Your mouth opens clean as a cat's. The window square

Whitens and swallows its dull stars. And now you try
Your handful of notes;
The clear vowels rise like balloons.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 1244 times | Comments and analysis of Morning Song by Sylvia Plath Comments (119)

Morning Song - Comments and Information

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Morning Song
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1961
Poem of the Day: Jul 11 2006

Comment 119 of 119, added on April 1st, 2014 at 11:40 AM.
VikEiyWxFlxVNItHU

FzviQR Very neat article post.Really thank you! Want more.

best prices from Cyprus
Comment 118 of 119, added on April 1st, 2014 at 10:26 AM.
vRbYehEOIwtgwE

Y9oauE I really liked your blog article.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

nice seo guys from Netherlands
Comment 117 of 119, added on April 1st, 2014 at 9:47 AM.
XKyQOMVWzwyb

UBNEZY Enjoyed every bit of your post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...

best prices from Congo, Democratic Republic of

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Morning Song, has received 119 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Plath Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore