Saturday, February 11, 2017

REMEMBERING THE GREAT SYLVIA PLATH (1932 - 1963)




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  1. You, Emily, Walt: You kept me alive when keeping alive was not easy. How I wish you could have survived that cold English winter. I light a candle in your memory. And I listen to your too honest poems. Rest in peace, dear poet.

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  2. She accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. A true literary icon.
    Whatever happened to all the great minds and inspiring people, Dylan? To me, they seem to be largely a thing of the past....

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    1. I think you are right, Jon. There's just not very many true original poets left - they all sound exactly alike because they are ALL spending too much time in academic poetry workshops.

      I don't especially care for academic poetry. It's not a good sign when the poet's many academic awards are more impressive than the actual poetry.

      Too many writers and poets today are afraid to go it alone. And their work suffers as a result. Emily Dickinson was not afraid to go it alone.

      P.S. Maya Angelou is a more recent exception (IMO). I love all of her work. Oh, and your poetry is very haunting and deep. It will last.

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    1. Thanks. Please feel free to stop by often.

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