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Plath mss. II, 1932-1977


Subseries: Poetry

Box 7
Folder 7

A

"Admonition." 2 typescript drafts, 1 with holograph changes. n.d.

"Adolescence." 2 typescript drafts, 1 with holograph changes. 1949.

"Advice for an Artificer." 2 drafts, typescript and carbon. n.d.

"All I Can Tell You Is about the Fog." 3 typescript drafts, 1 with holograph changes, 1 for English 220b(b) with instructor's comments. n.d.

"Alone and Alone in the Woods Was I." Typescript with holograph changes. [ca. 1948]  2p.[See also Youth]

"Among the tall deep-rooted grasses" [first line]. Typescript. n.d.

"Apology to Pan." Typescript carbon with holograph change in title from Apology to an April Satyr. n.d.

Apotheosis. 2 typescript drafts. 1957.  [See also To a Jilted Lover]

"Apparel for April." 3 typescript drafts, 1 with holograph changes; typescript carbon. n.d.

"April." 2 typescript drafts. May 20, 1947.

"April Aubade." Typescript. [ca. 1956]  [See also Spring Sacrament]

"April 18." Typescript. n.d.

"Aquatic Nocturne." 3 typescript drafts, 1 with holograph changes; typescript carbon, 2 p. 1954.

"august night." Typescript. 1954.

Box 7
Folder 8

B

"A Ballad." Typescript. Used the pseudonym Sandra Peters. n.d.

"Ballad Banale." Typescript carbon. n.d.

[Bathtub Battle Scene]. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.  Signed. Carries title:

Battle-Scene from the Comic Operatic Fantasy The Seafarer.

"Bereft." 3 typescript drafts and 1 carbon. 1947.

[Bitter Strawberries]. Typescript carbon with holograph changes. Sept. 10, 1950  Carries title: Swords into Plowshares.

"Black Pine Tree in an Orange light." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Blue shingled rooftops slippery with rain" [first line]. Typescript. [ca. 1947]

"Bluebeard." Typescript. n.d.

"The Bronze Boy." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with instructor's comments, 1 untitled. n.d.

Box 7
Folder 9

C

"Candles." Typescript with holograph corrections and inscription from Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty. Dec. 1960.

"Carnival." Typescript. June 21, 1948.

"Carnival Nocturne." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Checkmate." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Chef d'Oeuvre." Typescript. n.d.

"Child's Park Stones." Typescript with holograph changes. [ca. 1958]

"Cinderella." 2 typescript drafts with holograph changes, 1 with instructor's comments; 1 typescript carbon. 1954.

"Circus in Three Rings." 3 typescript drafts. n.d.

"City Streets." Typescript and carbon. n.d.

"City Wife." Typescript. n.d.

Class Song - 1950. Typescript. [1950]

"Closet Drama." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Complaint." Typescript with holograph corrections. n.d.

"The Complex Couch. 2 typescript drafts, 1 marked out. n.d.

"Crime Doesn't Pay. Typescript. n.d.

"Crossing the Equinox." 5 typescript drafts, 1 with instructor's comments. n.d. Some drafts carry the title: Sonnet: Crossing the Equinox.

Box 7
Folder 10

D

"Danse Macabre." 2 typescript drafts, 1 marked out; 1 typescript carbon. n.d.

"The Dark River." 2 typescript drafts. [ca. 1949]

"The Dead." 5 typescript drafts: 2 with holograph changes, 1 for English 220b(b with instructor's comments; 1 typescript carbon. Apr. 11, 1952.

"Denouement." Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.

"Departure of the Ghost." Signed typescript with holograph changes. n.d.

"Desert Song." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"The Desperate Hours." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Dialogue En Route." Typescript and carbon. n.d.  Included are typescript comments about the poem by Plath.

"Dialogue over a Ouija Board;" A Verse Dialogue. Typescript and carbon with 1 holograph change. [ca. 1958]  11 p. and 11 p.

"Dirge for a Joker." Typescript. n.d.

"Dirge for Abigail." 2 typescript drafts. 1954.  1 draft carries title: Dirge for a Maiden Aunt.

"Dirge in Three Parts." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

"The Dispossessed." 2 typescript carbons. n.d.

"Doom of Exiles." Typescript with holograph changes and with the pseudonym Alison Arnold; 1 typescript carbon. n.d.

"Doomsday." 3 typescript drafts and 3 carbons. Feb. 21, 1953.  1 of the typescript drafts and 1 of the carbons for English 347b.

"The Dream." Typescript with holograph changes; 1 typescript carbon. n.d.

"Dream with Clam Diggers." Typescript. n.d.

"The Dying Witch Addresses Her Young Apprentice." Typescript. n.d.

Box 7
Folder 11

E-F

"The earth had wilted in the heat" [first line]. Typescript. May 20, 1947.

"Earthbound." Typescript. 1948.

"Elegy." Typescript carbon with holograph changes. n.d.

"Elizabeth in April." 2 typescript drafts. 1950.

"Enchantment." 1 holograph and 1 typescript draft. June 11, 1945.  Holograph draft untitled.

"Ennui." Typescript and carbon. n.d.

"Ennui." Typescript carbon. n.d.  [Not same poem as above.]

"Epitaph for Fire and Flower." Typescript. n.d.  2 p.

"Epitaph in Three Parts." Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.

"Eve Describes Her Birthday Party." 2 typescript drafts, 1 marked out; 1 typescript carbon with holograph changes. n.d.  [See also To the Boy Inscrutable as God]

"Family Reunion." Typescript and carbon. 1950.

"The Farewell." Typescript. 1948.

"Female Author." Typescript. n.d.

"Finality." Typescript. [ca. 1947].

"Fire and Frost." Typescript. n.d.

"Fireside Reveries." Typescript. n.d.

"Fog." 4 typescript drafts: 1 with the pseudonym Sandra Peters. 1948.

"Full Fathom Five." Typescript carbon. n.d.  2 p.

Box 7
Folder 12

G-I

"Go Get the Goodly Squab." 2 typescript drafts and 2 carbons: 1 carbon with the pseudonym Sandra Peters. n.d.

"gone is the river." Typescript. n.d.

"The Grackles." 2 typescript drafts and 1 carbon. 1948.

"Harlequin Love Song." 3 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph changes; 1 typescript carbon with holograph changes. n.d.

"Have You Forgotten?" Typescript carbon. 1948.  ["P.N." in holograph under title; also holograph note "P.N. - Perry Norton - boyfriend."]

"housewife." Typescript. n.d.

"Humoresque." 2 typescript drafts. 1949.

"humpty-dumpty." Typescript. n.d.

"I Am an American." Typescript. n.d.

"I do what you wish, but without abandoning the desire" [first line]. Typescript. n.d.

"I Have Found the Perfect World." Typescript. 1948.

"I put my fingers in my ears" [first line]. Typescript. 1949.

"I Reach Out." Typescript. 1948.

"I thought that I could not be hurt." 4 typescript drafts: 2 with holograph changes, 2 drafts untitled, 1 draft carries title: "May 30, 1947." May 30, 1947.  [Included is note by Aurelia Plath giving background to the poem.]

"Ice Age." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Ice Age." Typescript. n.d.  [Not same poem as above.]

"In Memoriam." Typescript. n.d.

"In Passing." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with pseudonym Sandra Peters. 1949.

"Incident." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Insolent Storm Strikes at the Skull." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Interlude." 2 typescript drafts: 1 carries title: "May." May, 1947.

Folder 12 "The Invalid." 3 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph corrections, 1 with instructor's comments. 1950.

"Item: Stolen, One Suitcase." Typescript. n.d.

Box 7
Folder 13

J-M

"Jilted." 3 typescript drafts. 1952.

"Joy." Typescript. Apr. 16, 1948.  [Appended is typescript of The Ideal.]

"Lament." Typescript. n.d.  [See also Dirge]

"Let the Rain Fall Gently." 3 typescript drafts: 2 with holograph changes. 1948.

"Lonely Song." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with the pseudonym Sandra Peters. 1949.

"Love Is a Parallax." Typescript carbon. n.d.  2 p.

"Mad Girl's Love Song." 2 typescript drafts and 1 carbon. Feb. 21, 1953.  [Carbon has typescript note.]

"March 15 Muse." Typescript. n.d.

"March 21." Typescript. n.d.

"marcia." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.  3 p. and 4 p.

"Metamorphoses of the Moon." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Midnight Snow." Typescript. 1950.

"Mid-summer Mobile." Typescript and carbon. n.d.  [Typescript titled: "Suspend This Day."]

"The Mistake." Typescript carbon with holograph corrections. Mar. 4, 1948.  3 p.

"Moonsong at Morning." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Morning in the Hospital Solarium." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

"Motherly Love." Typescript. 1940.

"Mussel-Hunter at Rock Harbor." Typescript carbon. June, 1958 . 2 p.

Box 8
Folder 1

N-O

"Neither Moonlight Nor Starlight." Typescript. n.d.

"Never Try to Know More Than You Should." 2 typescript carbons. n.d.

"Never Try to Trick Me with a Kiss." Typescript with holograph changes and carbon. n.d.

"neveryou." Typescript. n.d.

"New England library." 2 typescript carbons. May, 1947.

"New England Winter without Snow." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph changes. n.d.

"Night Walk." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Not Here." Typescript. n.d.  [Appended is typescript of "Kitchen Interlude."]

"Notes on Zarathustra's Prologue." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph change, 1 typescript

carbon with holograph changes. n.d.

"Notes to a Neophyte. Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Obsession." Typescript. 1948.

"Ode on a Bitten Plum." 2 typescript drafts. 1949.

"On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover." Typescript carbon, holograph corrections. n.d.

"On the Decline of Oracles." Typescript carbon. n.d.  2 p.

"On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad." Typescript. n.d.  2 p.

"On the Futility of a Lexicon." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"On the Plethora of Dryads." Typescript. n.d.  2 p.

Box 8
Folder 2

P-R

"P. N." Typescript. 1948.

"Pagan Song." Typescript. n.d.

"Paradox." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

"Parallax." Typescript. n.d.

"Patience." Typescript. 1948.

"Persecuted." Typescript and carbon. Apr. 17, 1948.

"Perseus: The Triumph of Wit over Suffering." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Portrait." Typescript. 1948.

"Portrait D'une Jeune Fille." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Prologue to Spring." Typescript with holograph change and 2 carbons. n.d.

"Pursuit." Typescript. n.d.  2 p.

"Question." Typescript. 1949.

"Rain." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Recognition." Typescript. 1948.

"Reflection." Typescript. 1948.

"Reverie." Typescript and carbon. Nov. 1947.  [Typescript originally titled:"Nostalgia."]

"Riddle." 2 typescripts drafts. 1948.

"rondeau." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph changes. n.d.

"Rondeau Redoublé." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

Box 8
Folder 3

S

"The Scullion's Dream." 2 typescript drafts, 1 titled "Triolet Frivole." n.d.

"Sea Symphony." Typescript carbon, for 3 English 7. n.d.

"Second Winter." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Seek No More the Young." Typescript with holograph changes and carbon. Mar. 11, 1949.  [Typescript titled "Latvian Threnody (or) Lament."]

"The Sleepers." Typescript with holograph corrections. n.d.

"Slow, slow, the rhythm of the moon" [first line]. 2 typescript drafts. 1950.

"Snakecharmer." 2 typescript drafts. [ca. 1958].

"The Snowman on the Moor." Typescript. n.d.  2 p.

"Solo." Typescript. n.d.

"Song." Typescript. n.d.  [See also Triolet Frivole]

"Song for a Thaw." Typescript with holograph changes and carbon. n.d.

"Song of a Superfluous Spring." Typescript, with the pseudonym Sandra Peters. n.d.

"Song of Eve." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Song of the Daydreamer." 2 typescript drafts and 1 carbon. 1948.

"Sonnet for a Green-eyed Sailor." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Sonnet: The Suitcases are Packed Again." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph changes. 1954.  1 draft titled: A Peripatetic Sonnet (by a Peripatetic Smith Girl).

"Sonnet to a Shade." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"Sonnet to Satan." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"A Sorcerer Bids Farewell to Seem." 2 typescript carbons: 1 with holograph change. n.d.

"Sorrow." Typescript. 1947.

"Spinning Song." Typescript with the pseudonym Sandra Peters. n.d.

"Spring Again." Typescript with the holograph change and carbon. 1948.

"Spring Sacrament." Typescript with holograph change and carbon. n.d.  [See also April Aubade]

"Spring Song to a Housewife." Typescript. n.d.

"The Stoic." Typescript. n.d.

"The Stranger." Typescript. 1947.

"The stream, from a subterranean" [first line]. Typescript. Nov. 1947.

"Summer Street." Typescript. 1948.

Box 8
Folder 4

T

"Temper of Time." 2 typescript drafts and 1 carbon with holograph change.

"Terminal." Typescript. n.d.

"Thy Kingdom Come." Typescript carbon. n.d.  3 p.

"To a Dissembling Spring." 4 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph change, 1 with instructor's comments. [ca. 1953]

"To a Jilted Lover." Typescript carbon. n.d.  [See also Apotheosis]

"To Ariadne; (Deserted by Theseus)." Typescript carbon. June 10, 1949.

"To Eva." 3 typescript drafts: 1 with instructor's comments. n.d.

"To Eva Descending the Stair." Typescript and carbon. Feb. 20, 1953.

"To the Boy Inscrutable as God." Typescript carbon with holograph notes. [See also Eve Describes Her Birthday Party]

"To Time." Typescript with instructor's comments. n.d.

"Torch Song." Typescript. n.d.

"The Traveller." Typescript carbon with holograph change. Mar. 27, 1948.

"The Trial of Man." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph change. n.d.

"Triolet Frivole." Typescript. n.d.  [See also Song]

"Tulips at Dawn." Typescript with holograph correction. 1948.  2 p.

"Twilight." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

"Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea." Typescript carbon. n.d.

Box 8
Folder 5

U-Z

"Valentine; lines to a Rich Bachelor." Typescript. n.d.

"Van Winkle's Village." 3 typescript drafts: 2 with holograph changes and 1 with holograph note; 1 typescript carbon. n.d.

"Verbal Calisthenics." 3 typescript drafts. n.d.

"Virus TV or (We Don't Have a Set Either)." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

"Voices." 3 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph changes, 1 untitled. n.d.

"Wallflower." Typescript and carbon. [ca. 1949]

"Wayfaring at the Whitney; A Study in Sculptural Dimensions." Typescript carbon with holograph changes. n.d.  2 p.

"Wellfleet Beach Plums." Typescript. n.d.

"When the Stars Are Pale and Cool." Typescript. n.d.

"White Girl between Yellow Curtains." Typescript carbon. n.d.

"White Phlox." 2 typescript drafts. n.d.

"Wild Geese." 2 typescript drafts, 1 titled "Song of the Wild Geese." 1948.

"A Winter Sunset." Typescript and carbon with illustration. Jan. 16, 1946.  [On verso of carbon is note from Plath to her grandfather.]

"Winter Words." 2 typescript drafts: 1 with holograph changes; 1 carbon with holograph changes. n.d.  1 p., 2 p., 2 p.

"Words of Advice to an English Prof." Typescript. n.d.

"Wreath for a Bridal." Typescript. n.d.

"Yadwigha, on a Red Couch, Among lilies; A Sestina for the Douanier." Typescript carbon. [ca. 1958]

"Youth." Typescript carbon. Oct. 1947.  2 p. [See also Alone and Alone in the Woods Was I.]

"Youth's Appeal for Peace." Typescript carbon. Mar. 27, 1948.  3 p.

"Zeitgeist at the Zoo." Typescript. [ca. 1956]

Box 8
Folder 6

Sylvia's Scrapbook

A typescript collection of early poems, many of them illustrated with cut-pictures. The contents are as follows:


"The Scarlet Beacon." 1946.

"April." May 1947.

"Enchantment." 1945.

"April Blossoms." 1943.

"In the Corner of My Garden." 1944.

"A Golden Afternoon." 1946.

"Dreams." 1945.

"A Wish Upon a Star." 1944.

"A Winter Sunset." 1946.

"Silver Thread." 1946.

"I thought that I could not be hurt" [first line]. May 30, 1947.

"Fireside Reveries." 1947.

"The earth had wilted in the heat" [first line]. May 1947.

"In Memoriam." Oct. 1946.

"Steely-Blue Crags." May 1947.

"Why must the slim spring rains fall now" [first line]. n.d.

"New England library." May 1947.

"Sea Symphony." 1946.

"Autumn Portrait." n.d.  Prose poem.

"The Snowflake Star." 1944.

"May." May 1947.

"October." Oct. 1946.

"Camp Helen Storrow." 1945.

"Mornings of Mist." 1946.

"The Fairy Scarf." 1945.

"March." 1945.

"Pearls of Dew" (Chant). 1940.

Box 8
Folder 7

"Circus in Three Rings"

Typescript. 47 p. With the pseudonym Marcia Moore. Submitted to Borestone Poetry Awards for Book-length class 3. Contents:


[i] To My Favorite Maestro Alfred Young Fisher

[ii] Acknowledgments

[iii] Contents

I. "Green as a melon our sweet world was"

2. "Song of Eve. 1 p.

3. "Wayfaring at the Whitney: A Study in Sculptural Dimensions. 2 p.

5. "Black Pine Tree in an Orange light. 1 p.

6. "Go Get the Goodly Squab". 1 p.

7. "Winter Words." 2 p.

9. "Prologue to Spring." 1 p.

10. "Apparel for April." 1 p.

11. "April Aubade." 1 p. [See also Spring Sacrament]

II. "My extravagant heart blows up again"

13. "Circus in Three Rings." 1 p.

14. "On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover." 1 p.

15. "The Dream." 1 p.

16. "Trio of Love Songs." 2 p.

18. "Love is a Parallax." 3 p.

21. "Moonsong at Morning." 2 p.

23. "Rondeau Redoublé." 1 p.

24. "Second Winter." 1 p.

25. "Apotheosis." 1 p. [See also To a Jilted Lover]

26. "Mad Girl's Love Song." 1 p.

27. "Desert Song." 1 p.

III. "Circling zodiac compels the year"

29. "To Eva Descending the Stair." 1 p.

30. "Metamorphoses of the Moon." 2 p.

32. "The Princess and Goblins." 3 p.

35. "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea." 1 p.

36. "Temper of Time." 1 p.

37. "Epitaph in Three Parts." 2 p.

39. "Ice Age." 2 p.

41. "Elegy." 1 p.

42. "Lament." 1 p. [See also Dirge]

43. "Danse Macabre." 1 p.

44. "Doomsday." 1 p.

Box 8
Folder 8

"The Colossus;" and other poems

Typescript. 91 p. Submitted to the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Included is rejection letter. Contents:


"The Manor Garden." 1 p.

"Two Views of a Cadaver Room." 1 p.

"Night Shift." 1 p.

"Sow." 2 p.

"The Eye-Mote." 2 p.

"Hardcastle Crags." 2 p.

"Faun." 1 p. [See also Metamorphosis]

"Departure." 1 p.

"The Colossus." 2 p.

"Lorelei." 2 p.

"Point Shirley." 2 p.

"Owl." 1 p.

"All the Dead Dears." 2 p.

"The Bull of Bendylaw." 1 p.

"Aftermath." 1p.

"The Thin People." 3 p.

"Suicide Off Egg Rock." 1 p.

"Mushrooms." 2 p.

"I Want, I Want." 1 p.

"The Beggars." 1 p.

"Watercolors of Grantchester Meadows." 2 p.

"The Ghost's Leavetaking." 2 p.

"Metaphors." 1 p.

"Black Rook in Rainy Weather." 2 p.

"A Winter Ship." 2 p.

"Full Fathom Five." 2 p.

"Maudlin." 1 p.

"Blue Moles." 2 p.

"Strumpet Song." 1 p.

"Ouija." 2 p.

"Man in Black." 1 p.

"Snakecharmer." 2 p.

"The Hermit at Outermost House." 1 p.

"The Disquieting Muses." 3 p.

"Medallion." 2 p.

"Two Sisters of Persephone." 2 p.

"The Companionable Ills." 1 p.

"Moonrise." 1 p.

"Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats." 2 p.

"Frog Autumn." 1 p.

"Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor." 4 p.

"The Beekeeper's Daughter." 1 p.

"The Times Are Tidy." 1 p.

"Spinster." 2 p.

"The Burnt-out Spa." 2 p.

"Sculptor." 1 p.

"Poem for a Birthday"

"1. Who." 2 p.

"2. Dark House." 2 p.

"3. Maenad." 2 p.

"4. The Beast." 1 p.

"5. Flute Notes from A Reedy Pond." 1 p.

"6. Witch Burning." 1 p.

"7. The Stones." 2 p.

Box 8
Folder 9

Poetry by Ted Hughes

"Many a weary weary day" [first line]. Holograph. n.d.

"Pike." Typescript carbon. [ca. 1958]

"Thistles." Typescript with holograph notes. n.d.

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