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Best Sylvia Poems

Below are the all-time best Sylvia poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sylvia poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Deserved rewards - Inspired by the life and poetry of Sylvia Palth


In ode to all who succumb
through wayward passages
lined of scribble notes
dripping ink’s savagery,
staining cursive patterns
in Sylvia-like depressions

Jarred bells ring
down lost tunnels
around each dark corner…clang
from steeples...

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Categories: sylvia, life, poetry,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A BLESSED CHRISTMAS FOR ALL WITH POETRY SOUP
A BLESSED CHRISTMAS FOR ALL WITH POETRY SOUP

Dear Caren, Andrea, Cay Cay, Carolyn and Jan
Rico, Arturo, Paul and Chris, all of you are the same...

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Categories: sylvia, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
101 POETS
101  POETS

I want to thank 101 poets, when words have no limit.
All 101 spots full of flowing imagery and spirit.
Nathan Dilts my #1~writing for...

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Categories: sylvia, celebration, community, dedication, friend, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Little ol' me

I wish I could write
like those others before me,
Byron and Shelley and old Edgar Poe

Flowery phrases
Thy love unforgetting,
chasing a raven as ink tends to flow

Follow...

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Categories: sylvia, poems, poetess, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Call Your Mother
Call Your Mother

Pick up the phone...
do it now. 
If you can.
Later if you must, 
I trust that you, 
know the difference. 

She never put you...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, abuse, confidence, earth, encouraging, fishing, grandfather,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member 50 Words for Poe: Witch






"50 Words for Poe: Witch"




She liked driving fast
The number plate in the dust
Read DOT.OZ.LimaLimaBrava 
Their destination was Wichita

Foot to the Floor 
Off Route 66 Silver...

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Categories: sylvia, adventure, mystery, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GABLE'S ETERNAL LOVE
GABLE’S ETERNAL LOVE

Frankly my dear, I don’t give a...
After all, my true love fell with wings!
No twig nor heifer could compare…

This screwball comic welcomed dawn,
dauntless...

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Categories: sylvia, death, love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Dead Crush





"Dead Crush"



Oh uplift me woman
if we were to have a 
conversation would 
bees fly out of your mouth
or just mewling, simpering 
watered-down honey
not so pristine,...

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Categories: sylvia, courage, freedom, women,
Form: Free verse
YOU WILL BE FINE

I mean you no harm
I just want to soothe the pain like a balm
And cause you to be calm
Here, take my hand
Let’s sit here and...

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Categories: sylvia, cheer up, christmas, cry, dance, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
THOUGHTS AND LONGINGS
Cast me not away
Ye gentle soul, my love
Lead me to the beach
Where our love began and bloomed
Cradle my fragile wrists
In your strong and loving grip
Call...

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Categories: sylvia, longing, love, marriage, poetry, wedding,
Form: Free verse
Grandmasters of Poetica - Revised
The Grandmasters of Poetica
Make the mass of us look small;
While I can’t speak for thee and they
I gladly take the fall.
From goodness grace, 
That unfathomable...

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Categories: sylvia, on writing and words, love,
Form: Rhyme
The Armless Ambidextrian
I. The Love of Minds

The volume on the desk,
The one not claimed by dust or burned
By light, will follow her to bed tonight.
Its pages will...

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Categories: sylvia, conflict, death, depression, desire, fear, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sunset Spirit
Sunset Spirit

Close your eyes, 
and stop thinking. 
Take a moment...
breathe.
God is already beside you. 
He has always been there. 
It is you, 
that must slow...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, angel, death, grief, heaven, hope, nonsense,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Contest
The Contest

I would like to enter, 
and sometimes I do. 
Occasionally I even win, 
to my surprise. 
How cool!

The true rule, 
to every fool,
or pirate...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, america, friendship, hero, homework, military, seasons,
Form: Narrative
Sylvia's Double Life
She bustles
her boys out of bed
grouse, groan, growl
groggy gripes
snarky snipes, as they squabble
their way to breakfast

Packs their lunch
crunch, smack, munch, they eat
hurry boys-
catch the bus
flurry...

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Categories: sylvia, crazy, fun, humor, humorous, mother, people,
Form: Free verse
the social life
 The Social Life

A monkey sits on the roof, eats a bon, bon 
with its wrapper on teasing a dog.

I sit in the bar, with...

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Categories: sylvia, anti bullying, anxiety, blue,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Bright Lights
The Bright Lights

Her hair is snow-white, 
but it was not always so. 
It was black, like the night. 
It was deep in color, 
near as...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, anniversary, appreciation, atheist, heartbreak, heartbroken, heaven,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Favored
My Favored 

My heart beats faster when you are near. 
I can not think straight. 
I have been blindsided by a moving truck, 
that has...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, i love you, prayer, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spring Flower
Spring Flower

Long fine hair, 
that lay softly across her shoulders, 
and trailed down her back, 
all the way to her waist. 
The colors of brown...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, beautiful, happiness, heaven, inspirational, meaningful, romantic
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Puzzles in Pink
Puzzles in Pink

Yesterday is just a dream. 
I took you everywhere, 
but you... do not remember. 

My little one, 
you cried and cried. 

We went...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, childhood, daughter, heaven, holiday, memory, mother,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Tomorrow's Yesterday
Tomorrow's Yesterday

Changes are the hardest part of living. 
Just when you get used to things, 
good or bad, they become worse...
rarely better. 
Depressive as it...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, addiction, adventure, allah, america, brother, horse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cockleburs
Cockleburs

Small green weeds, 
with little seed pots, 
that stick to your socks. 

They travel with you, 
to the next place, 
that God wants them to...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, cute, december, grave, irony, light, magic,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Empty Glass
Empty Glass 
Stained

The house is empty. 
The dogs...
are barking again. 
This happens, 
and.

It is left hanging there, 
for a reason. 
The word...
Says little and less,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, anti bullying, april, children, christmas, divorce,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member White Tiger
White Tiger

Giant beast, 
un-caged power of destruction, 
taking apart my life one day at a time. 
Ever-growing and living off, 
the suffering of my apparent...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, abuse, anxiety, divorce, growing up, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member White Angels, Glowing Lamps
White Angels, Glowing Lamps

When the wind blows, 
down from the great north, 
it brings a mighty frost. 
Do not be afraid. 
Just because something, 
makes...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sylvia, appreciation, emotions, hate, how i feel,
Form: Free verse