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Worse even
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Ash, ash —-
You poke and stir.
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A ca...
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I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root:
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I do n...
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I?
I walk alone;
The midnight street
Spins itself from under my feet;
My eyes sh...
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Eternity bores me,
I never wanted it.

From the poem "Years", 16 November 1962
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What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.
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We'll act as if all this were a bad dream."

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I am made, crudely, for success.
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Elm

BY SYLVIA PLATH

I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap r...
SYLVIA PLATH
I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery tur...
SYLVIA PLATH
What did my fingers do before they held him?
What did my heart do, with its love?

Fr...
SYLVIA PLATH
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
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Later Buddy told me the woman was on a drug that would make her forget she'd had any pain and that w...
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I wanted to tell her that if only something were wrong with my body it would be fine, I would rather...
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Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person
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I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have.
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Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it.
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The next five months are grim ones. I always feel sorry to have the summertime change, with the dark...
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There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.
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I looked on my stomach and saw Frieda Rebecca, white as flour with the cream that covers new babies,...
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I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. Nothing more than an empty house, the warm hazy wear...
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That is how it stiffens, my vision of that seaside childhood. My father died; we moved inland. Where...
SYLVIA PLATH
Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.
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My mother had taught shorthand and typing to support us since my father died, and secretly she hated...
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That afternoon my mother had brought me the roses.
"Save them for my funeral," I'd said.
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One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.
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Everybody had to go to some college or other. A business college, a junior college, a state college,...
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I stepped from the air-conditioned compartment onto the station platform, and the motherly breath of...
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I want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same.
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A skeptic, I would ask for consistency first of all.
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What does one woman see in another than a man cannot see? Tenderness
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Mother believed that I should have an enormous amount of sleep, and so I was never really tired when...
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I want Books and Babies and Beef stews.
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I saw the first of the 7-mile-long column appear - red and orange and green banners, 'Ban the Bo...
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I remember that as I was writing a poem on 'Snow' when I was eight, I said aloud, 'I wis...
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I am a victim of introspection.
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I saw the gooseflesh on my skin. I did not know what made it. I was not cold. Had a ghost passed ove...
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I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.
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I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I...
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Widow. The word consumes itself.
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because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be...
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I wish to cry. Yet, I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on the t...
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If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as...
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I hope to submit to the little pamphlet magazines here 'freelance' and perhaps shall join th...
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If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed.
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I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middl...
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What I want back is what I was Before the bed, before the knife, Before the brooch-pin and the salve...
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I do not want a plain box, I want a sarcophagus With tigery stripes, and a face on it Round as the m...
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I think the sea swallowed dozens of tea sets - tossed in abandon off liners or consigned to the tide...
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But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion
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I never wanted to get married. The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an ...
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Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass s...
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Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.
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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
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Yes, my consuming desire is to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, barroom regulars—to b...
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I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every sto...
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I like people too much or not at all. I've got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know ...
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Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my...
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And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at ...
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I buried my head under the darkness of the pillow and pretended it was night. I couldn't see the poi...
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Ennui

Tea leaves thwart those who court catastrophe,
designing futures where nothing...
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My body is a pebble to them, they tend it as water tends to the pebbles it must run over, smoothing ...
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...I still expected to see Doreen's body lying there in the pool of vomit like an ugly, concrete tes...
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Tree and Stone glittered, without shadows.My finger-length grew lucent as glass.I started to bud lik...
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I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I musn't say this, I like many of them, a gr...
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I am too pure for you or anyone.

From the poem "Fever 103°", 20 October 1962
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But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn...
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The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn't thought about it.
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The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
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