Old Ladies' Home
Sharded in black, like beetles,
Frail as antique earthenwear
One breath might shiver to bits,
The old women creep out here
To sun on the rocks or prop
Themselves up against the wall
Whose stones keep a little heat.
Needles knit in a bird-beaked
Counterpoint to their voices:
Sons, daughters, daughters and sons,
Distant and cold as photos,
Grandchildren nobody knows.
Age wears the best black fabric
Rust-red or green as lichens.
At owl-call the old ghosts flock
To hustle them off the lawn.
From beds boxed-in like coffins
The bonneted ladies grin.
And Death, that bald-head buzzard,
Stalls in halls where the lamp wick
Shortens with each breath drawn.
- 嗨買Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
我大略簡介作者生平 , 出生於 1932 十月二十七 於美國麻塞諸塞州的波斯頓 . 1963年二月十一日自殺 , 自殺身亡時只有三十歲,(在此之前她已嘗試兩次企圖自殺) 當時已與她先生分開 , 她先生是英國詩人, 是她唸完美國史密斯大學, 用獎學金再到英國唸劍橋大學時認識的 Sylvia Plath 的父親是昆蟲學家 , 她的作品裡常有昆蟲的出現, 她的第一首詩在她八歲時就出版, 她也曾短暫的敎過書, 但一直被心理方面的病所困擾............(其他
Sylvia Plath, Poet / Writer
Born: 27 October 1932
Birthplace: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Died: 11 February 1963 (suicide)
Best Known As: Poet and author of The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath's haunting and personal poems and her tragic life story have placed her in the pantheon of contemporary American poets. Plath grew up outside Boston, graduated from Smith College and attended Cambridge University in England on a Fulbright Scholarship. In 1956 she married English poet Ted Hughes and, after a brief period teaching at Smith, settled in Devon, England. In 1960 she published her first collection of poems as The Colossus to favorable reviews, but her marriage to Hughes dissolved and Plath moved to London with her two children. Between 1961 and 1963 she wrote dozens of poems, but continued to struggle with a mental illness that had already caused her to attempt suicide twice. In 1962 her play Three Women was performed on BBC, and her semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, was published under a pseudonym. In February of 1963 Plath gassed herself to death with her kitchen oven. Most of her published works appeared posthumously, including Ariel (1965), Winter Trees (1972) and Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams (1979, a collection of short fiction). In 1981 The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath was published, edited by Hughes; it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1982.
2007-05-03 22:30:12 補充：
還有Sylvia Plath的相片--她長的很美, 只可惜卻是悲劇性的人生