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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.

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

Comment 24 of 24, added on July 1st, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

skDJvM Very neat article post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...

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Comment 23 of 24, added on June 10th, 2015 at 11:16 PM.

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Comment 22 of 24, added on June 10th, 2015 at 4:53 PM.

AEcoms Thanks again for the blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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