Just Life <3

Sylvia Plath – You’re

Clownlike, happiest on your hands,
Feet to the stars, and moon-skulled,
Gilled like a fish. A common-sense
Thumbs-down on the dodo’s mode.
Wrapped up in yourself like a spool,
Trawling your dark as owls do.
Mute as a turnip from the Fourth
Of July to All Fools’ Day,
O high-riser, my little loaf.
Vague as fog and looked for like mail.
Farther off than Australia.
Bent-backed Atlas, our traveled prawn.
Snug as a bud and at home
Like a sprat in a pickle jug.
A creel of eels, all ripples.
Jumpy as a Mexican bean.
Right, like a well-done sum.
A clean slate, with your own face on.
I was reading into Sylvia Plath’s poem & many state this is referring to a love – hate relationship with children. She’s coming to terms with a new-born that’s come into this world & I believe Sylvia’s expressing how its ok for a woman to have the blues. She’s happy yet finds this child more creature like as depicted through words such as “eels, fish & clownlike”. How has this child suddenly come into this world, its fully dependant on her and she doesn’t know how to cope or what to do.
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