Index of works by Sylvia Plath


This page is an index of known works by Sylvia Plath. There are three major categories: Poetry, Prose (Fiction), and Prose (Nonfiction). The lists are arranged alphabetically. Where possible and when known, following each title the date(s) of composition of a work is listed. Please contact me if you notice something is missing or incorrect.



Poetry

  • A-a-choooo
  • Above the Oxbow; before 25 June 1958
  • Admonition; 17 April 1953
    • Published as "3" in "Trio of Love Songs"
      Later titled: Warning
  • Admonitions; circa 15 April 1953
    • Variant title: 'Never Try To Know More Than You Should'
  • Adolescence; 1949
  • Advice for an Artificer; 12 April 1955
  • Aerialist; 30 May 1956
  • Aftermath; March? 1959
  • Alicante Lullaby; February/March? 1959
  • All I Can Tell You Is about the Fog; 18 February 1952
  • All the Dead Dears; 7 April 1957
  • Alone and Alive
  • Alone and Alone in the Woods Was I; 11 September 1947
  • Amnesiac; 21 October 1962
    • Variant Title: Amnesiac: The Man with Amnesia
  • Among the Narcissi; 5 April 1962
    • Variant Title: Octogenarian & Narcissi in a high wind
      Variant Title: Percy Among the Narcissi
      Variant Title: The Sea at the Door
  • "Among the tall deep-rooted grasses" [first line]
  • Angelic Girls; 1943
  • Apology to Pan; 18 April 1955
    • Variant title: Apology for an April Satyr; 18 April 1955
  • Apotheosis; 9 March 1955
    • Variant title: To a Jilted Lover
  • Apparel for April; 2 February 1955
  • An Appearance; 4 April 1962
    • Variant Title: The Methodical Woman
      Variant Title: Song
  • Apple Blossoms; 1943
  • An Apple Tree; 1943
  • The Applicant; 11 October 1962
  • Apprehensions; 28 May 1962
    • Variant Title: Walls
  • April; 29 May 1947
  • April 18; circa 18 April 1951
  • April: 1949
  • April Aubade; 14 February 1955
    • Variant title: Spring Sacrament
  • April Blossoms
  • "April Rhapsodies"; 18 November 1956
  • Aquatic Nocturne
  • Ariel; 27 October 1962
    • Variant Title: Lioness of God
      Also published as The Horse
  • The Arrival of the Bee Box; 4 October 1962
    • Variant Title: The Beekeepers Daybook
  • august night; August 1951
  • Autumn Portrait
  • Awake!; 21 May 1945
  • The Babysitters; 29 October 1961
  • A Ballad
  • Ballad Banale; 8-9 January 1955
  • A Ballet Dancer
  • Balloons; 4 February 1963
  • Barren Woman; 21 February 1961
    • Variant Title: Small Hours
      Variant Title: Night Thoughts
  • Battle-Scene from the Comic Operatic Fantasy "The Seafarer"; 21 March 1958
  • The Bed Book; before 2 May 1959
  • The Bee Meeting; 3 October 1962
  • The Beekeeper's Daughter; March? 1959
  • The Beggars; before 27 July 1958
    • Variant title: The Beggars of Benidorm Market
  • Berck-Plage; 30 June 1962
  • Bereft; 1947
  • Betsy and Sylvia; 1945
  • Birthay [sic.] Greeting to Mother; 1945
  • A Birthday; 1943
  • A Birthday Present; 30 September 1962
  • Bitter Strawberries; 10 July 1950
    • Variant Title: Swords into Plowshares
  • Black Pine Tree in an Orange Light; 8 March 1955
  • Black Rook in Rainy Weather; 17-18 November 1956
  • Blackberrying; 23 September 1961
  • Blue Moles; before 11 November 1959
  • "Blue shingled rooftops slippery with rain" [first line]
  • Bluebeard; 1952-1955
  • Brasilia; 1 December 1962
  • "The breath of my body steams up to me, I am warm" [first line]
  • The Bronze Boy; 1952
  • Bucolics; 5 May 1956
  • The Bull of Bendylaw; 27 January 1959
  • Burning the Letters; 13 August 1962
  • The Burnt-out Spa; 11 November 1959
  • By Candlelight; 24 October 1962
    • Variant Title: Nick and the Candlestick
      Variant Title: Winter by Candlelight
  • Camp Helen Storrow; 7-9 July 1945
  • Candles; 17 October 1960
  • Carnival; 21 June 1948
  • Carnival Nocturne; before 7 August 1952
  • Channel Crossing; 23 February 1956
  • Checkmaten.d.n.d.
  • Chef d'Oeuvre
  • Child; 28 January 1963
    • Variant Title: Paralytic Trap
  • Childless Woman; 1 December 1962
  • Child's Park Stones; 22 May - 11 June 1958
  • Christmas; 1942
  • Cinderella; before 11 September 1952
    • Variant title: Twelfth Night
  • Circus in Three Rings; 8 September 1954; revised 23 April 1955
    • See also: The Lion Tamer; 20 April 1955
  • City Streets; 11 September 1947
  • City Wife
  • Class Song - 1950; [1950]
  • "— Click-click: tick-tick" [first line]
  • Closet Drama
  • The Colossus; before 19 October 1959
  • Coming Home; 1943
  • The Companionable Ills; Fall? 1958
  • Complaint; 6 February 1955
  • Complaint of the Crazed Queen; 18-19 April 1956
    • Variant title: Mad Queen's Song; 18-19 April 1956
      Variant title: The Queen's Complaint; 18-19 April 1956
  • The Complex Couch; 1952-1955
  • Contusion; 4 February 1963
  • Conversation Among the Ruins; Spring 1956
  • The Courage of Shutting-Up; 2 October 1962
    • Variant Title: The Courage of Quietness
  • The Couriers; 4 November 1962
  • Crime Doesn't Pay
  • Crossing the Equinox; before 19 November 1952
  • Crossing the Water; 4 April 1962
    • Variant Title: Night Country
      Variant Title: Rock Lake at Night
  • Crystal Gazer; 3-5 June 1956
  • Cut; 24 October 1962
  • Daddy; 12 October 1962
  • Daedalus and Icarus by Lindsay Daen; 28 February 1955
    • Part of: Wayfaring at the Whitney; 28 February 1955
  • Danse Macabre; 30 January 1955
  • The Dark River; circa 1949-1950
  • Dark Wood, Dark Water; October? 1959
  • The Dead; 11 April 1952; 16 April 1954 (revised)
  • Death & Co.; 14 November 1962
  • The Death of Myth-Making; Fall? 1958
  • Demon of Doom; 8 September 1954
  • Denouement
  • Departure; Fall 1956 or before 27 July 1958
  • Departure of the Ghost; 21 March 1958
    • Variant title: The Ghost's Leavetaking
  • Desert Song; 19 April 1955
  • The Desperate Hours; before 1950(?)
  • The Detective; 1 October 1962
    • Variant Title: The Millstones
  • Dialogue Between Ghost and Priest; Fall 1956
  • Dialogue en Route; 11-12 April 1953
  • Dialogue Over a Ouija Board; circa/after 7 August 1957
  • Dirge for a Joker
  • Dirge for a Maiden Aunt; 1952-1954
  • Dirge for Abigail; 1952-1954
  • Dirge in Three Parts; Spring 1953
  • The Dispossessed; before 29 September 1954
  • The Disquieting Muses; 22-28 March 1958
  • Doom of Exiles; 16 April 1954
  • Doomsday; 21 February 1953
  • Dover
  • The Dream; 7 February 1955
    • Variant Title: Dream of the Hearse-Driver
  • Dream of the Hearse-Driver; 7 February 1955
    • Variant Title: The Dream
  • Dream with Clam Diggers; 1 June 1956
  • Dreams; 1945
  • The Dying Witch Addresses Her Young Apprentice; before 3 October 1956
  • "The earth had wilted in the heat" [first line]; 20 May 1947
  • Earthbound; circa 1947-1948
  • The Earthenware Head; before 3 February 1957
    • Variant title: The Lady and the Earthenware Head
  • Eavesdropper; 15 October, 31 December 1962
  • Edge; 5 February 1963
    • Variant Title: Nuns in Snow
  • Electra on Azalea Path; before 20 March 1959
  • Elegy; 6 February 1955
  • Elizabeth in April; 1950
  • Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats; 2 June 1956
  • Elm; 19 April 1962
    • Variant Title: Catching Nothing by and Old Stocking in Winthrop Bay
      Variant Title: A Sea at the Door
      Variant Title: A Wind in the Great Elm
      Published as: The Elm Speaks
  • Enchantment; 11 June 1945
  • Ennui; 12 September 1954
  • Epitaph for Fire and Flower; 18-19 August 1956
  • Epitaph in Three Parts; 11 February 1955
  • Eve Describes Her Birthday Party; 7 September 1954
    • Variant title: To the Boy Inscrutable as God
  • Event; 21 May 1962
  • Evergreens; 22 October 1956
    • Variant Title: Quarrel
  • The Everlasting Monday; 1957/early 1958
  • Evolution; before December 1950
  • The Eye-Mote; February/March? 1959
  • Fable of the Rhododendron Stealers; before 25 June 1958
  • Face and Spirit — or Lines to Ruth [Chadwick]; 9 January 1945
  • Face Lift; 15 February 1961
  • The Fairy Scarf; 1 August 1945
  • Fairy Wonders; 20 March 1943
  • Fall Guy
  • Family Reunion; 1950
  • The Farewell; 1948
  • Farewell to Flash; 1945
  • Faun; 18-21 April 1956
    • Variant title: Metamorphosis; 18-21 April 1956
  • The Fearful; 16 November 1962
  • Female Author
  • Fever; circa early 1962
  • Fever 103°; 20 October 1962
  • Fever in Winter; early 1962
  • Fiesta Melons; February/March? 1959
  • Finality; circa 1947-1948
  • Finisterre; 29 September 1961
  • Fire and Frost
  • Fireside Reveries; before 24 January 1947
  • Firesong; 21-22 April 1956
  • Fog; with pseudonym 'Sandra Peters'; circa 1947-1948
  • For a Fatherless Son; 26 September 1962
    • Variant Title: To an Abandoned One
  • For Robert
  • Frog Autumn; August? 1958
  • Full Fathom Five; 22 May - 11 June 1958
  • "Full Moon"; 4 August 1956
  • Geography Lesson
  • Getting There; 6 November 1962
  • Giant Steps; 6-7 July 1955
  • Gigolo; 29 January 1963
  • The Ghost's Leavetaking; 21 March 1958
    • Variant title: Departure of the Ghost
  • The Glutton; 27 April 1956
  • Go Get the Goodly Squab; 5-6 April 1952
  • Goatsucker; 20 January 1959
  • Gold Leaves Shiver; circa 4 October 1950
    • Published as: Gold Leaves Stir
  • Gold Mouths Cry
  • Gold Mouths Cry With the Green Young; circa 8 October 1951
  • A Golden Afternoon; 25 August 1946
  • "Golden Midas"; 5 September 1956
  • Gone is the River; circa 1947-1948
    • Revised as: Riverside Reverie; before August 1952
  • The Goring; Early July? 1958
  • The Grackles; circa 1947-1948
  • The Great Carbuncle; Summer? 1957
  • Green Rock, Winthrop Bay; Early July? 1958
  • Gulliver; 6 November 1962
    • Variant Title: Gulliver in Lilliput
  • Halloween; 18 October 1944
    • Variant Title: A Hallowe'en Ditty
  • The Hanging Man; 27 June 1960
  • Hardcastle Crags; Summer? 1957
    • Variant Title: Nocturne
      Variant Title: Walk in the Night
      Originally published as Night Walk
  • Harlequin Love Song; 9 January-3 February 1955
  • Have You Forgotten?; 1948
  • Heavy Women; 26 February 1961
    • Variant Title: Waiting Women
  • The Hermit at Outermost House; January? 1959
  • His Majesty, The Ocean; before 11 February 1947
  • Home Thoughts from London; before 21 October 1960
  • Homecoming; 1943
  • housewife
  • The Home of Straying Blossoms; 1944, 1945
  • How I'll Spend My Vacation; 17 May 1945
  • 'How shall winter' [first line]; 27 February 1955
  • Humoresque; 1949
  • humpty-dumpty
  • I Am an American; circa June 1951
  • I Am Vertical; 28 March 1961
  • "I do what you wish, but without abandoning the desire" [first line]
  • I found my God in Auden; 21 March 1953
  • "I had my allowance" [first line]
  • I Have Found the Perfect World; 1948
  • "I put my fingers in my ears" [first line]; 1949
  • I Reach Out; 1948
  • I thought that I could not be hurt; 30 May 1947
  • I Want, I Want; Fall? 1958
  • I will stroll [first line]; 23 March 1945
  • Ice Age (I); 16 November 1954
  • Ice Age (II); 2 March 1955
  • The Ideal; 16 April 1948
  • Incommunicado; 1-3 July 1958
  • "In a Mossy Woodland Vale" [first line]
  • In Memoriam [sic.]; October 1946
  • In Midas' Country; August? 1958
  • In Passing; with pseudonym 'Sandra Peters'; circa 1949
  • In Plaster; 18 March 1961
  • In the Corner of the Garden; ; 18 June 1945
    • Variant title: My Garden
  • Incident
  • Insolent Storm Strikes at the Skull; 31 August 1954
  • Insomniac; 23 May 1961
  • Interlude; May 1947
  • The Invalid; 1950
  • Invitation to Cove; 1945
  • Invitation to our Camp Nurse; 1945
  • "Item"; 20 November 1956
  • Item: Stolen, One Suitcase; 8 January 1955
  • The Jailer; 17 October 1962
  • January
  • Jilted; 1952-1954
  • Joy; 16 April 1948
  • Kafka by Sahl Swarz; 28 February 1955
    • Part of: Wayfaring at the Whitney; 28 February 1955
  • Kindness; 1 February 1963
  • King of the Ice; 10 January 1945
  • Kitchen Interlude; circa 1950
  • The Lady and the Earthenware Head; before 3 February 1957
    • Variant title: The Earthenware Head
  • Lady Lazarus; 23-29 October 1962
  • The Lake; 16 July 1946
  • Lament; 5 February 1955
    • Variant Title: Dirge; 5 February 1955
  • Landowners; before 3 July 1958
  • Last Words; 21 October 1961
  • Latvian Threnody; 11 March 1949
    • Variant title: Latvian Lament
      Variant title: Seek No More the Young
  • Leaving Early; 25 September 1960
  • Lesbos; 18 October 1962
  • A Lesson in Vengeance; 1957/early 1958
  • Let the Rain Fall Gently; circa 1947-1948
  • Letter in November; 11 November 1962
  • Letter to a Purist; 19 November 1956
  • A Life; 18 November 1960
  • Little Fugue; 2 April 1962
    • Variant Title: Fugue: Yew Tree and Clouds
      Variant Title: On Listening to Laura Riding
      Variant Title: Yew Alone
      Variant Title: Yew Tree in March
  • The Lion Tamer; 20 April 1955
    • Variant of: Circus in Three Rings; 1 April 1955
  • The Little New Year; 1944
  • Lonely Song; with pseudonym 'Sandra Peters'; circa 1949
  • Lorelei; 4 July 1958
  • Love Is a Parallax; circa 1954-1955
  • Love Letter; 16 October 1960
  • Lyonnesse; 21 October 1962
  • Mad Girl's Love Song; 21 February 1953
  • Magi; circa October 1960
  • Magnolia Shoals; before 21 September 1959
  • Main Street at Midnight; 26 June 1958
    • Later published as "Owl"
  • Man In Black; 20? March 1959
  • The Manor Garden; before 19 October 1959
  • March; 10 April 1945
  • March 15 Muse
  • March 21
  • marcia; circa 1954-1955
    • She Will Be Always
  • Marcia and Sylvia; 1943
  • Mary's Song; 19 November 1962
    • Variant Title: Song of Mary
      Variant Title: Sunday
  • Maudlin; Fall 1956
    • Variant title: Mad Maudlin
  • May; 15 May 1947
  • Mayflower; 21 January 1957
  • Medallion; before 21 September 1959
  • Medusa; 16 October 1962
    • Variant Title: Mum: Medusa
  • Megrims; 20 November 1956
  • Memoirs of a Spinach-Picker; Early July? 1958
  • Metamorphoses of the Moon; 14 November 1954
  • Metamorphosis; 18-21 April 1956
    • Variant title: Faun; 18-21 April 1956
  • Metaphors; 20 March 1959
  • Midnight in the Mid-Atlantic; July 1960
    • Variant title: On Deck
  • Midnight Snow; 1950
  • Midsummer Mobile; 6 September 1954
    • Variant Title: Suspend This Day; 6 September 1954
  • Million Dollar Month; 12 March 1955
  • Mirror; 23 October 1961
    • Variant Title: Mirror Talk
  • Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper; 23-26 June 1956
  • Missing Mother; circa 8 September 1947
  • The Mistake; 4 March 1948
  • Monarch Mind; 23 November 1956
    • Variant title: Natural History; 23 November 1956
  • Monologue at 3 a.m.; 3 October 1956
  • The Moon and the Yew Tree; 22 October 1961
  • Moonrise; before 27 July 1958
  • Moonsong at Morning; 6 March 1955
  • Morning in the Hospital Solarium; 8 January 1955
  • Morning Song; 19 February 1961
  • Mornings of Mist; 19 July 1946
  • Motherly Love; 1940
  • The Munich Mannequins; 28 January 1963
    • Variant Title: The Bald Madonnas
  • Mushrooms; 13 November 1959
  • Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor; 22 May - 11 June 1958
  • My Garden; 18 June 1945
  • My Grandfather's Birthday; 1943
  • My Grandmother; 1943
  • My House; 1941
  • My Mother and I; 1940
  • Mystic; 1 February 1963
    • Variant title: Woodcut
  • My Teaparty; 1942
  • Natural History; 23 November 1956
    • Variant title: Monarch Mind; 23 November 1956
  • Neither Moonlight Nor Starlight; 1948-1949 (contains 'You ask me why I spend my life writing')
  • The Net-Menders; before 27 July 1958
  • Never Try to Know More Than You Should; circa 15 April 1953
    • Variant title: Admonitions
  • Never try to trick me with a kiss; 1952-1955
  • neveryou
  • New England Library; 17 May 1947
  • New England Winter without Snow; 8 January 1955
  • New Year on Dartmoor; circa early 1962
  • Nick and the Candlestick; 29 October 1962
  • The Night Dances; 6 November 1962
  • Night Shift; Late July 1958?
    • Printed under the title "Poem"
  • The night was dark, the earth was still, [first line]
  • Not Here; circa 1950
  • Notes on Zarathustra's Prologue; 6 February 1955
  • Notes to a Neophyte; 12 March 1955
  • November Graveyard; 9 September 1956
    • Variant title: November Graveyard, Haworth
  • Obsession; 1948
  • Obstacle Course; 16 September 1956
  • October; 25 August 1946
  • Odds and Ends
  • Ode for Ted; 20-21 April 1956
    • Variant title: Poem for Pan; 20-21 April 1956
  • Ode on a Bitten Plum; 1949
    • Published as: Ode to a Bitten Plum
  • "Ode to an Onion"; 19 November 1956
  • Old Ladies' Home; March? 1959
  • Oh, once upon a summertime [first line]; circca 1946-1948
  • On Deck; July 1960
    • Variant title: Midnight in the Mid-Atlantic
  • On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover; 6 March 1955
  • On the Decline of Oracles; 22-28 March 1958
  • On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad; Fall 1956
  • "On the Extra"; 19 November 1956
  • On the Futility of a Lexicon; 12 March 1955
  • On the Liberty of a Lexicon
  • On the Plethora of Dryads; 24, 26 October 1956
  • The Other; 2 July 1962
    • Variant Title: The Other One
      Variant Title: Mannequin
  • The Other Two; February/March? 1959
  • Ouija; August 1957
  • Our Poem; July 1945
  • Owl; 26 June 1958
    • Printed under the title "Main Street at Midnight"
  • P. N.; 1948
  • Pagan Song
  • Pan
  • Panegyric; before 3 October 1956
  • Paradox; before 1950?
  • Parallax; 16 April 1953
    • Published as "1" in "Trio of Love Songs"
  • Paralytic; 29 January 1963
  • Parliament Hill Fields; 11 February 1961
  • Patience; 1948
  • Pearls of Dew (a chant); 1940; 1943
    • Variant title: Pearls of Dew
      Variant title: Pearls of Dew (Chant)
  • Peace; in 1946-1947 diary
  • A Peripatetic Sonnet (by a peripatetic Smith Girl); before 14 April 1952
    • Variant title: The Suitcases are Packed Again
  • Persecuted; 17 April 1948
  • Perseus
  • Perseus: The Triumph of Wit over Suffering; 20 March 1958
  • Pheasant; 7 April 1962
    • Variant Title: The Pheasant
  • Pigeon Post; 8 July 1955
  • A Poem; before 1945
  • Poem for a Birthday; 22 October- 3 November 1959
    • 1. Who
    • 2. Dark House
    • 3. Maenad
    • 4. The Beast
    • 5. Flute Notes from A Reedy Pond
    • 6. Witch Burning
    • 7. The Stones
  • Poems, Potatoes; Fall? 1958
  • Point Shirley; 16-17 January 1959
  • Polly's Tree; 5 October 1959
  • The Pond in Spring; circa 14 May 1946
  • Poppies in July; 20 July 1962
  • Poppies in October; 27 October 1962
  • Portrait; [1948]
  • Portrait D'une Jeune Fille
  • The Princess and the Goblins; 19 February 1955
  • Private Ground; 25 February 1961
    • Variant Title: In Frost Time
  • Prologue to Spring; 9 February 1955
  • Prophet [by Rainer Maria Rilke]: Liberal Translation; circa 8 December 1954
  • Prospect; Winter 1956
  • Purdah; 29 October 1962
  • Pursuit; 27-28 February 1956
  • Queen Mary's Rose Garden; circa 1960-1961
  • The Queen's Complaint; 18-19 April 1956
    • Variant title: Complaint of the Crazed Queen
      Varient title: Mad Queen's Song
  • Question; before 27 October 1949
  • The Rabbit Catcher; 21 May 1962
    • Variant Title: Snares
  • Rain; 22 May 1945
  • The Rain
  • The Ravaged Face; 8-19 March 1959
  • Recantation; Spring 1956
  • Recess
  • Recognition; 1948
  • Reflection; 1948
  • Reflections at 12
  • Resolve; Fall 1956
  • Reverie; November 1947
    • Variant title: Nostalgia
  • Rhyme; Fall 1956
  • Riddle; 1948
  • Riddle; Spring 1960
    • See: Words for a Nursery
  • The Rival; July 1961
  • Riverside Reverie; before August 1952
    • Revision of: Gone is the River
  • rondeau
  • Rondeau Redoublé; 30 January 1955
  • Runaway; 9 July 1958
    • See: Whiteness I Remember
  • The Scarlet Beacon; 25 August 1946
  • The Scullion's Dream; circa 1952-1955
    • Variant title: Triolet Frivole
  • Sculptor; Late July 1958?
  • Sea Change; 7 July 1955
  • Sea Symphony; 1946
  • Second Winter; 9 March 1955
  • A Secret; 10 October 1962
  • Seek No More the Young; 11 March 1949
    • Variant title: Latvian Lament
      Variant title: Latvian Threnody
  • Sestina; 13-14 July 1955
  • She Will Be Always
    • Variant title: marcia
  • "Sheen & Speck"; 22 October 1956
  • Sheep in Fog; 2 December 1962 & 28 January 1963
    • Variant Title: Fog Sheep
  • The Shrike; 3 July 1956
  • A Silver Thread; 25 August 1946
  • Simplicity; 25 August 1946
  • Sleep in the Mojave Desert; 5 July 1960
  • The Sleepers; 1948
  • The Sleepers; October? 1959
  • "The slime of all my yesterdays" [first line]
    • Variant title: April 18
  • "Slow, slow, the rhythm of the moon" [first line]; 1950
  • Small Hours; 21 February 1961
    • Variant Title: Night Thoughts
      Variant Title: Barren Woman
  • Snakecharmer; 22-28 March 1958
  • Snow; 1940
  • The Snowflake Star; 10 January 1945
  • The Snowman on the Moor; before 14 January 1957
  • Soliloquy of the Solipsist; 18 November 1956
  • Solo; after Summer 1951
  • "Something there was about the time" [first line]
  • Song
  • Song for a Revolutionary Love; circa Spring 1955
  • Song for a Summer's Day; 20 April 1956
  • Song for a Thaw; 10 March 1955
  • Song of a Superfluous Spring; with pseudonym 'Sandra Peters'; circa 1947-1948
  • Song of Eve; 9 March 1955
  • Song of the Daydreamer; 1948
  • Song of the Wild Geese; 1948
    • Variant title: Wild Geese
  • "Sonnet After Squall"; 24 October 1956
  • Sonnet for a Green-eyed Sailor; 12 April 1955
  • Sonnet: The Suitcases are Packed Again; before 14 April 1952
    • Variant title: Peripatetic Sonnet (by a Peripatetic Smith Girl)
  • Sonnet to a Dissembling Spring; [1953]
    • Variant title: To a Dissembling Spring
  • Sonnet to a Shade; February 27, 1955
    • Variant title: Sonnet: To a Shade
  • Sonnet to Satan; 17 April 1955
    • Published as The Suitcases are Packed Again
  • Sonnet: To Eva; before 2 November 1951
  • Sonnet: To Spring
  • Sonnet: To Time; before 13 November 1951
    • Variant title: To Time
  • A Sorcerer Bids Farewell to Seem; 12 April 1955
  • Sorrow; 1947
  • Southern Sunrise; February/March? 1959
  • Sow; before 14 January 1957
  • Spider; before 27 July 1958
  • Spinning Song; with pseudonym 'Sandra Peters'; circa 1947-1948
  • Spinster; 19 October 1956
  • The Spiteful Crone; 21-25 June 1956
  • Spring; 1944
  • Spring; 1945
  • Spring Again; 1948
  • The Spring Parade; 19 March 1945
  • Spring Sacrament; 14 February 1955
    • Variant title: April Aubade
  • Spring Song
  • Spring Song to a Housewife; circa 1952-1955
  • Stars Over the Dordogne; circa Summer 1961
    • Variant Title: Stars at Lacan
  • A stately pine tree silhouetted
  • Steely-Blue Crags; 25 May 1947
  • Stillborn; before 29 March 1961
    • Variant Title: A Book of Dead Poems
  • Stings (I); 2 August 1962
  • Stings; 6 October 1962
  • The Stoic
  • Stopped Dead; 19 October 1962
  • The Stranger; 1947
  • "The stream, from a subterranean" [first line]; November 1947
  • Street Song; 4 October 1956
  • Strumpet Song; 29 April 1956
  • Submerged
    • Referred to by Olwyn Hughes in 1970, probably Lyonnesse
  • "The sweet sickish female odor" [first line]
  • Suicide Off Egg Rock; 19 February 1959
  • The Suitcases are Packed Again; before 14 April 1952
  • Summer Street; 1948
  • The sunrise
  • The Surgeon at 2 a.m.; 29 September 1961
  • Suspend This Day; 6 September 1954
    • Variant Title: Midsummer Mobile
  • The Swarm; 7 October 1962
    • Variant Title: The Bees
  • Tale of a Tub; 20 February 1956
  • Temper of Time; 1 February 1955
  • Terminal; circa Spring 1955
  • Thalidomide; 8 November 1962
    • Variant Title: Half-Moon
  • The Thin People; Late 1957
    • Variant title: The Moon was a Fat Woman Once
  • Thought
  • Thoughts; 1937
  • 'Three Caryatids Without a Portico' by Hugh Robus, A study in sculptural dimensions; 28 February 1955
  • Three Sycamores
    • Referred to by Janice Markey, 1993: 165
  • Three Women: A Poem for Three Voices; circa March 1962
  • Thy Kingdom Come
  • "A time of clear white understanding" [first line]
  • The Times Are Tidy; Fall? 1958
  • Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives; 7 June 1956
  • To a Jilted Lover; 9 March 1955
    • Variant title: Apotheosis
      Variant title: Apotheosis of an Avenging Lover
  • To Ariadne; (Deserted by Theseus); 10 June 1949
  • To Eva; 30 November 1951; revised 20 February 1953
    • Variant title: Sonnet: To Eva
  • To Eva Descending the Stair; 20 February 1953
  • To Miss Cox; 15 October 1946
  • To the Boy Inscrutable as God; 7 September 1954
    • Variant title: Eve Describes Her Birthday Party
  • To Time; before 13 November 1951
    • Variant title: Sonnet: To Time
  • Torch Song
  • Totem; 28 January 1963
  • Touch-and-Go; 5 October 1956
  • The Tour; 25 October 1962
  • The Traveller; 27 March 1948
  • The Trial of Man; 1954-1955
  • Trio of Love Songs; 16-17 April 1953
    • Comprised of: Parallax, Verbal Calisthenics, and Warning (aka Admonition)
      Admonition, Verbal Calisthenics, and Parallax
  • Triolet Frivole; circa 1952-1955
    • Variant title: The Scullion's Dream
  • Tulips; 18 March 1961
  • Tulips at Dawn; 1948
  • 'Twas the Night Before Monday
  • Twelfth Night; before 11 September 1952
    • Variant title: Cinderella
  • Twilight
  • Two Campers in Cloud Country (Rock Lake, Canada); July 1960
  • Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea; 22 March 1955
  • Two Sisters of Persephone; 24 May 1956
  • Two Views of a Cadaver Room; Late July 1958?
  • Two Views of Withins; Summer? 1957
  • Valentine; Lines to a Rich Bachelor
  • Van Winkle's Village; 15 January 1952
  • Vanity Fair; 28 October 1956
  • Verbal Calisthenics; 16 April 1953
    • Published as "2" in "Trio of Love Songs"
  • The village idiot who watched the weather [first line?]; 8 June 1956
  • Virgin in a Tree; 20 March 1958
  • Virus TV or (We Don't Have a Set Either)
  • Voices
  • Waking in Winter; circa 1960
  • Wallflower; 1949-1950
  • Warning; 17 April 1953
    • Part of "Trio of Love Songs"
      Variant title: Admonition
  • Watercolor of Grantchester Meadows; 19 February 1959
  • Wayfaring at the Whitney: A Study in Sculptural Dimensions; 28 February 1955
    • Includes: Daedalus and Icarus by Lindsay Daen; 28 February 1955
      Includes: Kafka by Sahl Swarz; 28 February 1955
      Includes: 'Three Caryatids Without a Portico' by Hugh Robus, A study in sculptural dimensions; 28 February 1955
  • We Too Have Gone Together
  • Weetamoe; 1943
  • Wellfleet Beach Plums; circa 1952
  • When the Stars Are Pale and Cool
  • White Girl between Yellow Curtains; 1952-1955
  • White Phlox; 1949-1952
  • Whiteness I Remember; 9 July 1958
    • Variant title: Runaway
  • Whitsun; 14 February 1961
  • "Why must the slim spring rains fall now" [first line]
  • Widow; 16 May 1961
  • Wild Geese; 1948
    • Variant title: Song of the Wild Geese
  • The Wind; 3 August 1945
  • Winter Elegy
  • Winter Landscape, with Rooks; 20 February 1956
  • A Winter Ship; March? 1959
  • A Winter Sunset; 16 January 1946
  • Winter Words; 1 February 1955
  • Wintering; 9 October 1962
  • A Winter's Tale; Late December 1958
  • Winter Trees; 26 November 1962
    • Variant Title: Trees
      Variant Title: Trees in Winter
  • A Wish Upon a Star; 1944
  • Woodcut
    • See: Mystic
  • Words; 1 February 1963
  • Words Fall to Winter
  • Words for a Nursery; Spring 1960
    • Variant Title: Hand Song
      Variant Title: Rhyme for a Nursery
      Variant Title: Riddle
  • Words heard, by accident, over the phone; 11 July 1962
  • Words of Advice to an English Prof
  • Wreath for a Bridal; 17-18 May 1956
  • Wuthering Heights; September 1961
    • Variant Title: Withins
      Variant Title: The Bald Truth About: Grass at Wuthering Heights
  • Yaddo : The Grand Manor; before 21 September 1959
  • Yadwigha, on a Red Couch, Among Lilies; A Sestina for the Douanier; 27 March 1958
  • Years; 16 November 1962
  • You're; January/February 1960
  • Youth; October 1947
  • Youth's Appeal for Peace; 27 March 1948
  • Zeitgeist at the Zoo; 8 July 1955
  • Zoo-Keeper's Wife; 14 February 1961

Prose: Fiction

  • "A few armchairs..." [first line]
  • About a year ago I was babysitting
  • Above the Oxbow; 17-31 May 1959
  • All the Dead Dears; 22, 28 September, 20-21 October 1956
  • Among the Bumblebees; Fall 1954
  • Among the Shadow Throngs; 1949
  • And Summer Will Not Come Again; circa Spring 1950
  • The Attic View; 21 February 1948
  • Aunt Rennie and the Elves; circa 1943
  • The Beggars; before 15 November 1959
  • The Bell Jar; Spring/Early Summer 1961
  • The Big Act; 21 September 1956
  • The Bird in the House; 19 July-27 September 1958
  • The Birthday
  • The Black Bull; 22, 24, 26-27, 29-31 July, 2 August, & 12 September 1956
  • The Bookland Carpet; 1944
  • Brief Encounter; February 1952
    • Variant title: Though Dynasties Pass
  • The Brink; 1948
  • Broken Glass; 30 October 1954
  • Change-About in Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen; 26 January 1958
    • Published as Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen
  • Christmas Encounter; 2 January 1955
  • The Christmas Heart; 22-23 August 1955
    • Variant title: In the Mountains
      Variant title: Gift of Love; 18 August 1955
  • Coincidentally Yours; circa 1954-1955
  • Dangerous Time; 4-6 August 1955
  • The Dark River; 1949
  • The Daughters of Blossom Street; 17-31 May 1959
    • Variant title: This Earth Our Hospital
  • A Day in June; circa 1949
  • The Day Mr. Prescott Died; 1 & 28 January 1955
  • Day of Success; 30 January-31 August 1961
  • Den of Lions; circa Summer-Autumn 1950
  • Dialogue; 17-18 January 1953
  • Doubletake; Summer/Fall 1962
    • Variant title: The Interminable Loaf
      Variant title: Double Exposure
  • Dream Man; 30 September 1956
  • East Wind; 1949
  • The English Bike; circa 1950
  • The Estonian; 21 October 1951
  • An Evening at the Hoftizers
  • The Fabulous Roommate; 10 August 1956
  • Falcon Yard
  • The Fifteen-Dollar Eagle; before 28 December 1958
  • The Fifty-ninth Bear; 16 September 1959
  • First Date; 1950
  • From the Memoirs of a Baby Sitter; 2 December 1946
  • The Garden Party
  • Gift of Love; 18 August 1955
    • See: The Christmas Heart
  • Gramercy Park; 1948
  • The Green Rock; circa 1949
  • Hardcastle Crags; 7-8, 10, 12 September 1956
    • Variant title: Afternoon in Hardcastle Crags
  • Heat; 1948
  • Heather-bird's Eyebrows
    • See: Initiation
  • Hill of Leopards; 25 February 1957
  • Home Is Where the Heart Is; 27 January 1955
  • The Hypnotizing Husband; 24 July 1956
  • I Lied for Love; 4-7 April 1953
  • Initiation; 16-18 July 1952
  • In the Mountains; Fall 1954
    • Variant title: The Christmas Heart; 22-23 August 1955
      Variant title: Gift of Love; 28 August 1955
  • In This Field We Wander Through; 1948
  • The International Flavor; [1950]
  • The Invisible Man; 8-10, 16, 19 October 1956
  • Irene
  • The Island; a radio play; circa 18 May 1948
    • Co-authored by Mary Ventura
  • The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit; August-September 1959
  • Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams; 16 December 1958
  • The Latvian; 29 February 1952
  • The Laundromat Affair; 9 January-18 March 1957
  • Lucky Break; 15 August 1955
  • The Lucky Stone; 28 November-24 December 1960
    • Published as The Perfect Place
  • Marie; 4 May 1952
  • Mary Jane's Passport; 23 November 1946
  • Mary Ventura; circa December 1951
  • Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom; 12 December 1952
  • Marcia Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom; 27 December 1954
    • With Introduction: Teen-agers Can Shape the Future
  • The Matisse Chapel; 2 February 1956
  • A May Morning; 23 May 1946
  • A Morning in the Agora; 30 November 1946
  • The Miraculous End of Miss Minton; 10 February 1947
  • Mission to Mars; 28 July 1947
  • Mothers; circa October 1961-1962
  • Mrs. McFague and the Corn Vase Girl; circa August 1957-July 1958
  • The Mummy; 29 September-3 October 1959
  • The Mummy's Tomb; 17 May 1946
  • The music wafted out from the radio
  • My Studio Romance; 27 March 1952
  • The New Day; 3 & 5 June 1952
  • New England Summer; circa 1947-1950?
  • The New Girl; 1950
  • The New Zealand spinach was good that morning
  • The music wailed out from the radio...
  • On the Penthouse Roof; 18 May 1946
  • One World; 22 March 1947
  • Operation Valentine; 18 July-5 August 1957
  • The Perfect Place; 28 November-24 December 1960
  • The Perfect Set-Up; September-October 1951
  • Place: A bedroom, Saturday night, in June; 1949
  • Platinum Summer; 20-22 July/4, 8-10 August 1955
  • A Prospect of Cornucopia; 25-28 September 1959
  • Remember the Stick Man; 1,2, 6 August, 15, 19 September 1956
  • Room in the World; 7 March 1950
  • Runaway; after 19 December 1955
  • Sally; after 3 January 1949
  • Sarah; 7 March 1948
  • The Shadow; 31 December 1958-7 January 1959
  • Shadow Girl; 1 September-13 October 1961
  • Side Hall Girl; 16 February 1956
  • The Smoky Blue Piano; 27-28 December 1954 & 15 January 1955
  • Snow Blitz; January 1963
  • Stardust; 22 June 1946
  • Star Island
  • Stone Boy with Dolphin; circa March 1958
  • Suburban Nocturne; 11 November 1951
  • Sunday at the Mintons; 25 March, 7-8 April 1952
  • Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit; 6-7 November 1954
  • Sweetie Pie and the Gutter Men; 2-18 May 1959
  • That Widow Mangada; 3, 5-9 August & 13 September 1956
  • This Earth Our Hospital; 17-31 May 1959
    • Variant title: The Daughters of Blossom Street
  • Though Dynasties Pass; February 1952
    • Variant title: Brief Encounter
  • Tomorrow Begins Today; 28 January 1955
  • Tongues of Stone; 28 January 1955
  • The Trouble-Making Mother; 18-24 July 1957
  • Two Fat Girls on Beacon Hill; circa September 1958-June 1959
  • Two Gods of Alice Denway; 1952-1953 or 1954-1955
  • Venus in the Seventh; 25 February 1957
  • Victory; 12 November 1946
  • The Visitor; 28 March 1948
  • Watch My Line; circa 1947-1950
  • The White Mantle Murders; circa 17-18 June 1947
  • Wie Ich Einmal Mein Kleinen Bruder Neckte; 1954-1955
  • A Winter's Tale; 1 September-28 December 1961
  • The Wishing Box; 8, 11 October 1956


Prose: Nonfiction

  • 4 Colleges to Take Part in Poetry Reading Festival; before 6 May 1954
  • 15 Area Girls to Graduate from Smith College on June 9; before 27 May 1952
  • America! America!; January 1963
  • Americaine in Paris; circa 3 May 1956
    • Variant title: Spring Sketching in Paris
  • American Poetry Now: Introduction; circa Autumn 1961
  • An American in Paris; 15-16 April 1956
  • The Arts in America: 1954. Collage by a Collegian; Winter-Spring 1954
  • As a Baby-Sitter Sees It; circa Summer-Autumn 1951
  • Assembly Lineup: January 30.
  • The Atomic Threat; before 28 April 1948
  • Austrian-born Junior enlists in Women's Marine Corps, 'Can't wait to get there'; before 16 May 1953
  • B. and K. at the Claridge; circa Spring-Summer 1956
  • Beach Plum Season on Cape Cod; before 14 August 1958
  • Bradford Editors Attend Boston Tea Party!!; circa January-February 1950
  • Cambridge Letter; 8-9 May 1956
  • Cambridge Vistas; circa 1957-1958
    • Published under the name Sylvia Plath Hughes
  • Campaign Speech on the Tribe of Maugus; 1 January 1947
  • Can Benefit By the Writing of Satirists; before 21 November 1951
  • Can Rent Reproductions; before 2 October 1952
  • Central Spot for Religion Groups at Smith; before 7 October 1952
  • Cheers, Jeers Promised for Smith Game; before 27 October 1952
  • Chrysanthemums are on Display at Smith; before 11 November 1952
  • Club Report; 27 November 1946
  • College Group Will Debate on February 11; before 12 December 1952
  • A Comparison; circa June 1962
  • "Context"; circa Autumn 1961
  • 'Crisis' Is Topic of Dr. Niebuhr In Northampton; before 6 February 1952
  • DAR Park (NF?); 2 August 1958
  • Dr. A. Gesell Gives Lecture For Day School PTA; before 3 March 1952
  • Drive for Hymnals at Smith College; before 13 March 1953
  • Eccentricity; from What Made You Stay? interview, 14 April 1962
  • Explorations Lead to Interesting Discoveries; before 19 October 1959
  • Faith Groups Open Center For Students; before 6 October 1952
  • First Recital at Smith College is Sunday at 8:30; 24 October 1952
  • First Recital Sunday
  • Float Night at College; before 15 May 1953
  • Freshman at Smith Will Meet Local Ministers; before 1 October 1952
  • Freshman to Greet Pastors of Churches; before 1 October 1952
  • Frost Presents Poetry Readings; before 11 April 1952
  • General Jodpur's Conversion; before 10 November 1961
  • Guess Where Its Heaven to be a Girl; 1955-1957
  • 'Heresy Hunts' Menace Liberty: Struik Claims; before 4 March 1952
  • Hillel Group Plans First Social Function; before 7 November 1952
  • The Ideal Summer; 17 February 1953 (written for Mademoiselle guest editor assignment)
  • In Retrospect: A Plea for Moderation; circa 19 March 1951
    • Co-authored by Marcia Brown
  • Introducin' [write on Mr. Coletta, a teacher]; before 30 October 1947
  • John Mason Brown Lectures on Writer's Responsibility; before 15 April 1953
  • Junior High Briefs; 7 October 1946
  • Kitchen of the Fig Tree; before 5 May 1959
  • Landscape of Childhood; circa 28 January 1963
    • Original title of Ocean 1212-W
  • Last Word on College; May-June 1953
  • Laughton holds audience spellbound with readings; before 6 May 1953
  • Leaves from a Cambridge Notebook; 13-14 January 1956
  • Lectures Arranged by Hillel Foundation; before 17 October 1952
  • Life University Second Program Slated Sunday; before 7 March 1952
  • The Magic Mirror; 15 January 1955
  • Many Area Students Are Among the 464 Who Will Get Smith Degrees on June 8; before 20 May 1953
  • Many happy returns [Letter]; January-February 1955
  • Marxism Seeks to Replace God, Lecturer Says; before 13 March 1952
  • Misery of Man is Due to His Defects; before 11 March 1952
  • Miss Palmer's Treasures; before 6 February 1948
  • More Than 100 Varieties of Chrysanthemums Will Be Seen at Lyman Plant House; before 11 November 1952
  • Mosaics - An Afternoon of Discovery; before 12 October 1959
  • Mrs. L. Diem of Cologne Visiting Smith; before 11 November 1952
  • The Neilson Professor; Autumn 1954
  • Newly Revised Edition of 'Smith Review' Has Articles by Students; before 12 December 1952
  • Oblongs; before 18 May 1962
  • Ocean 1212-W; circa 28 January 1963
    • Variant title: Landscape of Childhood
  • Ogden Nash is Speaker; before 2 May 1952
  • Ogden Nash's Rhyming Knack Makes Up for His Talent Lack; before 30 April 1952
  • On God
  • Oregonian Originals; before 9 November 1962
  • Pair of Queens; before 27 April 1962
  • Passoved [sic] Will Be Marked Monday at Smith College; before 21 March 1953
  • Poppy Day at Cambridge; 11 November 1956
  • Poets on Campus; May-June 1953
  • Rev. Dr. Roberts Will Be Vespers Speaker; before 7 March 1952
  • Review of Stones of Troy by C. A. Trypanis; March 1957
  • Rewards of a New England Summer; July-September 1950
  • Says Capitalism May Save Asia; before 16 November 1951
  • Says Music Can Illustrate Cultural Life; before 17 January 1952
  • Shale that is 400,000,000 Years Old at Smith Lab; before 14 April 1953
  • Sketchbook of a Spanish Summer; 3 September 1956
  • Smith Christians Group Points to Achievements; before 14 May 1953
  • Smith College; before 18 April 1952
  • Smith College Field Events Saturday Afternoon, Night; before 15 May 1953
  • Smith College Holds Clinic; 24 October 1952
  • Smith College In Retrospect; 30 April-1 May 1956
  • Smith College Play Delights 'Hamp Audience; before 15 May 1953
  • Smith College Seder; before 21 March 1953
  • Smith Events; before 2 October 1952
  • Smith Girls to Take Exams in Civil Service; before 5 December 1951
  • Smith Girls Will Get Chance to Jeer Faculty; before 27 October 1952
  • Smith Hears Frost in Muse and Views; before 10 April 1952
  • Smith Library Displaying 'Fanny Fern Collection'; before 5 May 1952
  • Smith Outing Club Will Bike To Hatfield; before 15 October 1952
  • Smith Provides Writing Clinic; before 9 November 1952
  • Smith Review Revived; before Autumn 1953
  • Smith Students Have Service of Koffee Klatch; before 20 February 1952
  • Social Life Without Sororities: A Profile of Smith College; circa 13 January 1955
  • Sports Clinic at Smith; 24 October 1952
  • Spring Sketching in Paris; circa 3 May 1956
    • Variant title: Americaine in Paris
  • Student's Prize Story Featured in Review; before 12 December 1952
  • Succoth Service; before 2 October 1952
  • Suffering Angel; before 7 December 1962
  • Summer Band Concert; 10 September 1952
  • Sylvia Plath Tours the Stores and Forecasts May Week Fashions; 21-22 May 1956
  • Tea with Olive Higgins-Prouty; 19 July 1955
  • 'True Health' Lecture Topic At The College; before 14 December 1951
  • [Unattributed article], The Campus Cat; May 1952.
  • Universal Faith Has the Answer, Dr. Niebuhr Says; before 5 February 1952
  • Varied Religions and Cultural Program Planned For Smith College Students; before 17 October 1952
  • Visiting the Home Rooms: Room 5 - Miss Sullivan [unattributed].
  • A Walk to Withens; before 6 June 1959
  • Wardrobe for Six Weeks in Europe; circa 1955
  • Watching the Water-Voles; after 3 May 1959
  • Week-End Dance; before 7 November 1952
  • Youth's Appeal for Peace; 27 March 1948
    • Co-authored by Perry Norton
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