Sylvia as the faun

This Sylvia Plath poem was published in her collection Colossus and Other Poems in 1960, three years before her death. It imbues elements of fantasy (not uncommon in her work) to bring to life a mythic, rugged, and manly figure, wherein there perhaps lies a feminist commentary. Though Sylvia may not have seen herself as the faun, one can only imagine, and dream…

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