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Sylvia Plath - Poppies In October

Even the sun-clouds this morning cannot manage such skirts.
Nor the woman in the ambulance
Whose red heart blooms through her coat so astoundingly ----

A gift, a love gift
Utterly unasked for
By a sky

Palely and flamily
Igniting its carbon monoxides, by eyes
Dulled to a halt under bowlers.

O my God, what am I
That these late mouths should cry open
In a forest of frost, in a dawn of cornflowers.

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Poppies In October - Comments and Information

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Poppies In October
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1962
Poem of the Day: May 21 2008

Comment 12 of 12, added on May 6th, 2013 at 11:52 PM.
poppies in october

it is a best work and a most complicated masterpiece of a crazy woman...

arooba khan from Pakistan
Comment 11 of 12, added on May 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 PM.
poetry of Sylvia

the poetry of sylvia is very complex and personal.it seems that she has a thirst of love from the male society but she was ignored all the time,according to me every human being is thirsty for love by his/her birth.but she could not bear the ignorance of the male(father,brother,husband) and she passed her life in thirst for love.so whenever she feel happy at the same time she feel very fearful,because she consider that this happiness is impermanent.which we find in her poetry.

Bilal from Pakistan
Comment 10 of 12, added on August 31st, 2012 at 11:47 PM.


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