Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Daddy's Little Girl (Danielle Fugate, Ashley Reid, Stacey Pusey)

These three writers developed this poem based on the following prompt: In a similar style to Sylvia Plath's "Daddy," write a poem called "Daddy's Little Girl"; thus, the speaker of your poem is the father or estranged husband of Plath's speaker. The writers had about 25 minutes to write the poem. After working on various exercises, the entire class listened to Sylvia Plath reading her poem "Daddy."

You do not do, you do not do
You never did, you always knew
What I was, a man of
passion when love was new.

I didn't have to kill you,
you did for yourself.
Cold to the core, burdened by two,
Not strong enough. It all fell

If I am a vampire, you are
my cross. The very image of
you burns and sears.

A broken soul before me,
but I gave you my sanity.
You only borrowed; didn't
you know I'd need it

My darling wife, you
hollow being, I'm through.

LIT160 Introduction to Literature, Spring 2006
Published with writers' permission

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fugate Rox!