|From Sylvia Plath Info|
In this corner, weighing in at three voices, with too many lines and too many stanzas to count right now and representing Crossing the Water/Winter Trees Region we have "Three Women". Plath triple-voiced monologue tour de force which beat out The Colossus' seven part extravaganza "Poem for a Birthday" in a fairly close race.
And in this corner, weighing in at 30 lines in six, five-lined stanzas and representing Ariel we have "Balloons". Possibly the last poem Plath wrote, "Balloons" was able to dislocate, disengage, and discombobulate "The Rabbit Catcher" - completely. This is a wonderful, late poem by Plath composed just six days before her death. Though critics long called for the restoration of Plath's intended Ariel, you, the voters - all five of us, selected and elected a Hughes-inserted poem.
A mighty battle.
How ever will a winner be chosen? Simple - by voting. The winner be announced on Tuesday morning, thus leaving voting open through Monday.