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Ode to Sylvia Plath

Updated on January 2, 2014

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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    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

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

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      8 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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      Susanna Hartigan 

      9 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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      9 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      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

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      carrie haley 

      9 years ago from united states

      Nice poem!

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

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

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      10 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...

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      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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      10 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!

    • lalesu profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

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

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      Raymond Williams 

      10 years ago from Westpalmbeach

      nice to read you . few words wielded very well .



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