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Ariel is the second book of Sylvia Plath's poetry to be published, in 1965, two years after her death by suicide; most of the poems included in it had been selected by her.

Contents (1965 version)

Poems marked with a * were not in Plath's original manuscript, but were added by Hughes. Most of them date from the last few weeks of Plath's life.

  1. Morning Song
  2. The Couriers
  3. Sheep in Fog *
  4. The Applicant
  5. Lady Lazarus
  6. Tulips
  7. Cut
  8. Elm
  9. The Night Dances
  10. Poppies in October
  11. Berck-Plage
  12. Ariel
  13. Death & Co.
  14. Lesbos - (This poem is censored in some conservative publications)
  15. Nick and the Candlestick
  16. Gulliver
  17. Getting There
  18. Medusa
  19. The Moon and the Yew Tree *
  20. A Birthday Present
  21. Mary's Song * (only in US version)
  22. Letter in November
  23. The Rival
  24. Daddy
  25. You're
  26. Fever 103°
  27. The Bee Meeting
  28. The Arrival of the Bee Box
  29. Stings
  30. The Swarm * (only in US version)
  31. Wintering
  32. The Hanging Man *
  33. Little Fugue *
  34. Years *
  35. The Munich Mannequins
  36. Totem *
  37. Paralytic *
  38. Balloons *
  39. Poppies in July *
  40. Kindness *
  41. Contusion *
  42. Edge *
  43. Words *

Additional poems in her manuscript

  1. The Rabbit Catcher
  2. Thalidomide
  3. Barren Woman
  4. A Secret
  5. The Jailor
  6. The Detective
  7. Magi
  8. The Other
  9. Stopped Dead
  10. The Courage of Shutting-Up
  11. Purdah
  12. Amnesiac






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