Ode to Sylvia Plath

Antique Disease -

An Ode to Sylvia Plath

By Laura Summerville Reed


Wear it upon a tortured heart

Write it upon the laureate’s sleeve

Feed the lovely bones

spoons full of forlorn and bleakness

Stick your head into an oven

Die of the antique disease

©LSR 2010

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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

nice to read you . few words wielded very well .

ray


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you, Ray - so very glad you took the time to stop by, glad you enjoyed it.


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epigramman 6 years ago

anyone who mentions Slyvia Path has the heart and soul of a poet - and which you have both - always a pleasure because you engage a poetic language all of your own which is quite rare here at hubpages - there are many good writers here but you fill the category of GREAT!


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Sylvia Plath is one of my very favorite poets. Although she's very hard for me to read - for two reasons, first, she wrote with such depth that it's difficult to understand her imagery then when I do it's even more difficult to absorb, almost painful at times. Thank you so much Epigramman :D


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A.A. Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

Sylvia carried so much pain, in the end it was too much for her to bear. Her poetry is still hauntingly beautiful. When I read this, I felt that this should have been on her headstone. Awesome...


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Oh! Augustine, thank you. I hope she, too, would have seen it as tribute and compliment to her talent.


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C.J. Dufty 5 years ago from united states

Nice poem!


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lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Hello C.J., So nice to meet you. Thank you for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've discovered from your pages that you're a SP fan, as well! ~ Laura


Susanna Hartigan 5 years ago

Very nice, and it's difficult to find people who like Plath and understand her. Are you also the artist for that painting? It's great!

I also wrote an "Ode to Sylvia Plath"! Both of us have very different poems but very similar outlooks. Have you read the book "Eye Ryhmes" with her art and poetry? I hadn't realized she was such a great artist.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

I love Sylvia Plath's poetry and I think you did a very good job in your ode to her. Jamie


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lalesu 4 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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