Jean Valentine

(27 April 1934 / Chicago, Ill)

To Plath, To Sexton


So what use was poetry
to a white empty house?
Wolf, swan, hare,
in by the fire.
And when your tree
crashed through your house,
what use then
was all your power?
It was the use of you.
It was the flower.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: poetry, house, flower, power, tree, fire

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (To Plath, To Sexton by Jean Valentine )

Enter the verification code :

  • Seán O' Muiriosa (1/13/2006 4:38:00 PM)

    I'm not very knowledgeable about Sexton but I have studied Plath with great interest. A sad existance and ending to her life... You're poem is excellent, very fitting. (Report) Reply

  • David Gerardino (10/20/2005 11:15:00 PM)

    I just finished reading the poems of PLATH, and SEXTAN, the ending of there life is sad, but true....................any way great job........... (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

New Poems

  1. Devil's Darkness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Where is justice?, gajanan mishra
  3. Silent Voices - Heartbroken Sounds, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Stumble And Fall, Maurice Rowlands
  5. Love others, gajanan mishra
  6. Thoughts of Perfection, michael walkerjohn
  7. Coffee & cream, Mark Heathcote
  8. An African Woman Unfolds, michael walkerjohn
  9. The Daughter of the Earth - 43, gajanan mishra
  10. Prove your presence, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. I Go Back to May 1937, Sharon Olds
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]