The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath
GENRE: Poetry | PAGES: 84
My rating: ★★★★
I found the poetry of The Colossus absolutely haunting. I love how Plath can take something—like nature for instance as other poets have—but she instead shows us the darker, bleaker (more intense) side. There is such power in her words and she has never shied away from that which scares the rest of us. Her raw, unfiltered view of the world has me falling in love with her work all over again.
I do not feel quite as connected to this collection as I am with Ariel but there is no doubt of her brilliance. Her poetry is like a slow, night-time walk inside her mind and sometimes the things that lurk there are frightening; frightening but beautiful.
My favourite from this collection is Medallion.