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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 14 of 14, added on December 25th, 2014 at 9:53 AM.
poppies

sylvia has inspired me . she has beautifully described the complexities of her own life in refrence with poppies.

maha from Pakistan
Comment 13 of 14, added on December 13th, 2014 at 2:33 PM.
pakistan

the title of the poeem shows unussal happend and her wishes which canot full fild becz poppies are not the flower of october and poppies color are red which is at the time show red color for love and the danger its mean she is happy but the same time she had a complexity or a danger feelings.. and the women in ambulance shows the pregnent women also the blooming heart shows her countless wishes which is bloom and soon burst and may b cant full fil becs the wishes burst shows her death..

syeda fatima
Comment 12 of 14, 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

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