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Famous Black Look Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Black Look poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous black look poems. These examples illustrate what a famous black look poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Sexton, Anne
...You said the anger would come back 
just as the love did.

I have a black look I do not 
like. It is a mask I try on. 
I migrate toward it and its frog 
sits on my lips and defecates. 
It is old. It is also a pauper. 
I have tried to keep it on a diet. 
I give it no unction. 

There is a good look that I wear 
like a blood clot. I have 
sewn it over my left breast. 
I have made a vocation ...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...spects of rock;
While you stand heroic in coat and tie, I sit
Composed in Grecian tunic and psyche-knot,
Rooted to your black look, the play turned tragic:
Which such blight wrought on our bankrupt estate,
What ceremony of words can patch the havoc?...Read More

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