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Sylvia Plath - Spinster

Now this particular girl
During a ceremonious april walk
With her latest suitor
Found herself, of a sudden, intolerably struck
By the birds' irregular babel
And the leaves' litter.

By this tumult afflicted, she
Observed her lover's gestures unbalance the air,
His gait stray uneven
Through a rank wilderness of fern and flower;
She judged petals in disarray,
The whole season, sloven.

How she longed for winter then! --
Scrupulously austere in its order
Of white and black
Ice and rock; each sentiment within border,
And heart's frosty discipline
Exact as a snowflake.

But here -- a burgeoning
Unruly enough to pitch her five queenly wits
Into vulgar motley --
A treason not to be borne; let idiots
Reel giddy in bedlam spring:
She withdrew neatly.

And round her house she set
Such a barricade of barb and check
Against mutinous weather
As no mere insurgent man could hope to break
With curse, fist, threat
Or love, either.

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Spinster - Comments and Information

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Spinster
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1956
Poem of the Day: Feb 6 2014

Comment 64 of 64, added on March 17th, 2017 at 8:31 AM.
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Comment 63 of 64, added on March 4th, 2017 at 8:31 PM.
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Comment 62 of 64, added on March 4th, 2017 at 1:59 PM.
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