Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In Honor of National Poetry Month: Sylvia Plath

When I think about poetry I think about Sylvia Plath. She was a volatile, complex person and that is evident in her work.
Here’s a great example, of one of my faves by Sylvia Plath:

Cinderella – Sylvia Plath
The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,
Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan
Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels
Begin on tilted violins to span

The whole revolving tall glass palace hall
Where guests slide gliding into light like wine;
Rose candles flicker on the lilac wall
Reflecting in a million flagons' shine,

And glided couples all in whirling trance
Follow holiday revel begun long since,
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince

As amid the hectic music and cocktail talk
She hears the caustic ticking of the clock.

Learn more about Sylvia here:
I adored reading her poetry but I also loved her prose. Her journals are fascinating.
Check out her work here:

What poetry, or other art, do you love enough to keep in your nightstand?

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