by Sylvia Plath
The Colossus Death Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
Your fluted bones and acanthine hair are littered
In their old anarchy to the horizon-line. (20-21)
Yay—more bones. The speaker takes the mention of "skull-plates" from line 14 even farther this time and gives us an image of a vast bone-yard that stretches as far as the eye can see. Is it just us, or has the speaker picked a really depressing place to hang out? If you want to get all metaphorical with your interpretation, you could say that this represents the way she feels completely surrounded by death.