Book Review:
Poems by Sylvia Plath

Title: Poems
Author: Sylvia Plath
Published: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 255
Rating: 3/5

A collection of poems by Sylvia Plath.

I haven't read any poetry by Sylvia Plath before, so this was completely new territory. I didn't have very high expectations, and I was neither disappointed or blown away.

I definitely enjoyed several of the poems in this little book, though there were a lot I didn't care for. I'm not a hundred percent sure if I like the style of poetry the author writes in, as I couldn't always find the rhythm or reason in it. I felt a little bit like there was something I was missing; like it was supposed to be really deep and I just didn't get it.

One I quite liked was Epitaph In Three Parts (this is part one):

Rocking across the lapiz lazuli sea
comes a flock of bottle battleships
each with a telegram addressed to me

"Destroy your mirror and avoid mishaps"
chirps it at first; "live on a silent island,
where water blots out all footsteps"

The second sings: "Receive no roving gallant
who seeks to dally in the port at till dawn
for your fate involves a dark assailant"

The third cries out to all the ships go down
"The is more than one good way to drown."

Overall, a pretty decent read, but not amazing. I would recommend this if you enjoy more modern poetry.

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