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October 27, 2009

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Laura, what a wonderful post.

"Palely" -- that might have come down through Keats! I like thinking of her, on her birthday, reading the odes (she surely did).

What I miss: the poems of her old age. God, what they would have been like.

Laura-Also Dylan Thomas' birthday today, and here, a reading of his Poem in October celebrating his 30th...strange coincidence.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBQWYO_3FqM&feature=related

Thank you for this post and the opportunity to encounter Poppies in October on Plath's birthday.

That is a strange coincidence, Sally! Thanks for the link.

Laura, this generous post just made my day. Thanks.

Just re-read this again. Thank you Laura O.!

Thank you, everyone!

Yes. Fantastic. And the poem is heartbreaking.
Stacey

Aces, LO.

This is the best commentary on Plath I have read, because there is caring intelligence here.

wow! I love Plath's work, even read The Bell Jar this year, but I didn't know this poem. What a fantastic opening for a piece. Thanks for sharing :)

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