Man In Black by Sylvia Plath

Man In Black
1956

Where the three magenta
Breakwaters take the shove
And suck of the grey sea

To the left, and the wave
Unfists against the dun
Barb-wired headland of

The Deer Island prison
With its trim piggeries,
Hen huts and cattle green

To the right, and March ice
Glazes the rock pools yet,
Snuff-colored sand cliffs rise

Over a great stone spit
Bared by each falling tide,
And you, across those white

Stones, strode out in you dead
Black coat, black shoes, and your
Black hair till there you stood,

Fixed vortex on the far
Tip, riveting stones, air,
All of it, together

Sylvia Plath
Born: 27 October 1932, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 11 February 1963, London, UK

Plath was a poet and novelist. Through her work, she advanced the genre of confessional poetry. She married to Ted Hughes in 1956, although they divorced in 1962. Clinically depressive for most of her adult life, Plath committed suicide in 1963, gaining accolades posthumously for her novel ‘The Bell Jar’ and the poetry collections ‘The Colossus’ and ‘Ariel.’ In 1982, she became the first person to win a posthumous Pulitzer Prize

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