13 Replies to “Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath”

  1. It is a valuable introduction to a very talented and honest poet. I have to confess that I had not met her before. It is important every day to leave little spots of love along our way. I wonder if she would have had a happy life had her father left love spots in her young life. I am thankful for my loving father. Perhaps her ability to write about honesty and creativity came from experiences in her youth.

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    1. The best part about poetry is that there are many wonderful individuals to meet…

      I love Robert Frost’s way of defining poetry:

      “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

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  2. Gorgeous photos and one of my most favorite poets. It does take a lot of guts to write like she did because she wrote her unvarnished truth.

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    1. It did take a lot of guts! I just reread Daddy and was reminded again of how influential the parent-child connection is in later life. Memories from childhood have a strength and vibrancy that seem to diminish in later years. You would have a greater understanding of this connection. In my own experience, my childhood memories of being loved and accepted have, over the years, given strength during difficult moments. Perhaps the word I’m looking for is “resilience.”

      http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178960

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    1. Thank you, Petre for this amazing post – it gave me great insight and sent me on another research adventure.

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