Sylvia Plath Quotes

The moon is door. It is a face in its own right, White as a knuckle and terribly upset. It drags the sea after it like a dark crime; it is quiet With the O-gape of complete despair.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The Moon and the Yew Tree (l. 8-11). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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The moon is my mother. She is not sweet like Mary. Her blue garments unloose small bats and owls.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The Moon and the Yew Tree (l. 17-18). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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The trees of the mind are black.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The Moon and the Yew Tree (l. 2). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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The moon sees nothing of this. She is bald and wild.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The Moon and the Yew Tree (l. 27). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The narrator, in The Bell Jar, ch. 8 (1963).
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Sunday—the doctor's paradise! Doctors at country clubs, doctors at the seaside, doctors with mistresses, doctors with wives, doctors in church, doctors in yachts, doctors everywhere resolutely being people, not doctors.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The narrator, in The Bell Jar, ch. 19 (1963).
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Widow. The word consumes itself ...
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. Crossing the Water. Widow (1971).
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Knowing neither abortions nor bitchery, Truer than women, They seed so effortlessly!
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. Winter Trees (l. 6-8). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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Who are these pietas? The shadows of ringdoves chanting, but easing nothing.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. Winter Trees (l. 14-15). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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Words dry and riderless, The indefatigable hoof-taps. While From the bottom of the pool, fixed stars Govern a life.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. Words (l. 16-20). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.
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