Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
January 28th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 284,072 comments.
Sylvia Plath - Stillborn

These poems do not live: it's a sad diagnosis.
They grew their toes and fingers well enough,
Their little foreheads bulged with concentration.
If they missed out on walking about like people
It wasn't for any lack of mother-love.

O I cannot explain what happened to them!
They are proper in shape and number and every part.
They sit so nicely in the pickling fluid!
They smile and smile and smile at me.
And still the lungs won't fill and the heart won't start.

They are not pigs, they are not even fish,
Though they have a piggy and a fishy air --
It would be better if they were alive, and that's what they were.
But they are dead, and their mother near dead with distraction,
And they stupidly stare and do not speak of her.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 5062 times | Comments and analysis of Stillborn by Sylvia Plath Comments (20)

Stillborn - Comments and Information

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Stillborn
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1960

Comment 20 of 20, added on December 21st, 2014 at 6:16 PM.
FkGsJDQXthfYxS

Z4Mwi0 Valuable info. Fortunate me I found your web site unintentionally, and I am shocked why this twist of fate did not happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

good backlinks from Panama
Comment 19 of 20, added on December 21st, 2014 at 10:51 AM.
UiApsnoZgCwFMT

qUZqTu Thank you for the good writeup. It in reality was once a leisure account it. Look advanced to more brought agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

nice penalty removal from Korea, South
Comment 18 of 20, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 3:58 PM.
SpQBsADEPk

AQG79K I truly appreciate this blog post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

matzcrorkz from Italy

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Stillborn, has received 20 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Plath Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links