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October 27, 2009


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.

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.

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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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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