My Favourite Plath Quotes from Ariel

I adore Sylvia Plath and I have loved reading her collection published after her death, Ariel. Here are some of my favourite powerful lines from her poetry.

‘Lies. Lies and a grief.’

The Couriers

‘Starless and fatherless, a dark water.’

Sheep in Fog

‘Dying/ is an art, like everything else.’

Lady Lazarus

‘I rise with my red hair/ and I eat men like air.’

Lady Lazarus

‘A smile fell in the grass/ irretrievable!’

The Night Dances

‘Breasts and hips a confectioner’s sugar’


‘Eye the cauldron of morning’


‘The frost makes a flower/ the dew makes a star’

Death & Co.

‘Ears cupping the sea’s incoherences’


‘If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.’

The Rival

‘The throats of our wrists brave lilies.’


‘The black bunched in there like a bat’


‘Voiceless. The snow has no voice.’

The Munich Mannequins

‘Little poppies, little hell flames’

Poppies in July

‘The blood yet is poetry’


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