Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Nick And The Candlestick
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1962
Poem of the Day:
Oct 1 2004
Comment 4 of 4, added on June 6th, 2013 at 1:22 PM.
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Comment 3 of 4, added on December 5th, 2012 at 8:38 PM.
Nicholas was her savior, her Baby Christ Child in the barn, she had such high hopes that his essence would pull her from the gloom and set her back on track, into the light.
Leo Locke from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on April 1st, 2009 at 1:37 PM.
I always believed this poem was written as a goodbye letter to her infant son. Plath speaks as mother, murderess, survivor; she is amazed and envious of her son and the life she set forward when giving birth to him.
When she wrote this she was already a moving emotional train wreck. Maybe she hoped her love for her children would be enough to save her from her self inflicted fate. It wasn't.
Denise from United Kingdom
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