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Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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A brilliant collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath, one of America’s most famous and significant female authors. It is characterized by deep, psychological introspection paired with ambiguous scenes and narratives.This edition restores Plath’s selection and order of poems, eschewing her husband’s revisions in favour of the author’s pure, unmodified vision. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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TrishB
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#moonsong #maymoviemagic
Half of my favourite poem 🖤
Thanks for a great month Cindy and Rohit 👍🏻

booklover984 Can you post the other half please? I really like it ❤️ 3w
TrishB @booklover984 I‘m really rubbish at editing and can‘t get it all on one page, https://genius.com/Sylvia-plath-the-moon-and-the-yew-tree-annotated can read it easier here. So glad you like it, I get something different from it every time. 💕 3w
booklover984 @TrishB no problem! I understand, some days I can figure out the editing and some days, I'm like wtf... 3w
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LeahBergen 😍😍 3w
rohit-sawant Looking forward to this one. 💙 Thanks for playing along! 😊 3w
Cinfhen 💜ALWAYS happy have you join in xx 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful 3w
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Trashcanman
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I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity

batsy 🖤🖤🖤 4w
TK421 Yes 4w
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TrishB
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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A particular situation in work, can‘t do anymore, stop stressing- release 😁
Last two verses of The Moon and the Yew Tree - my favourite poem ever (Plath)
💕❤️ love to all
#moonreflections

Meaw_catlady Lovely poem! Thanks for sharing ! Good luck with the releasing! Sending you positivity!🖤 1mo
akckitty Awesome poem ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good approach 😘 1mo
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rachaich She is awesome 😊😊😚😙😍 1mo
Emilymdxn I adore this poem so much 1mo
TheWintergarden 🖤💜🖤 1mo
Velvetfur Oohh that reminds me I need to read my copy of this at some point soon 😊 1mo
JennyM ♥️ 1mo
batsy I can't describe how much I love this poem, as you probably already know 😁 1mo
TrishB @Emilymdxn @batsy same ❤️ and I find something different in it every time I read it. 1mo
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Amandakay
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Pickpick

Haven‘t ready this since high school- it was nice to revisit it

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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

As always, my poetry disclaimer stands: I'm not an avid reader of verse, so my reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. In this case, I thought Plath had a lovely way with words, but I just didn't like most of the poems. I found them interesting, but they felt too dark for my taste. My favorites were those about the bees. I don't know what it was about them I enjoyed so much, but I'd probably revisit those before any of the others.

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monalyisha
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Mehso-so

I cannot deny the lure of Plath‘s story. A few poems in, I devoured her entire Wikipedia page. After the last poem, I avidly consumed the “About Sylvia Plath” section, fascinated by her memory, which is quoted, of her first experience of the sea: “When I was learning to creep...my mother set me down on the beach to see what I thought of it. I crawled straight for the coming wave & was just through the wall of green when she caught my heels.”

👇🏻

monalyisha 1/3: I‘m anxious to read her novel, “The Bell Jar,” & I have every expectation of being blown away. And yet...I don‘t feel the same way about her poetry. I loved certain poems: “Tulips”, “Lady Lazarus”, “The Moon and the Yew Tree”, “A Birthday Present”, “The Bee Meeting”, & “Contusion.” Still, this love extends only to six poems: there are over forty in the collection. (edited) 3mo
monalyisha 2/3: I found most of them obtuse: the references too specific & the language not lyrical enough (I know, I know) to carry me through the frustrating opacity. For Plath, as she writes in “Totem”, “the world is blood-hot and personal.” She copes by being “personal” right back, but yearning for coldness. I found both of these aspects challenging. 3mo
monalyisha 3/3: I‘ll read more Plath. I‘ll try her novel & maybe even more poems. But I haven‘t found a new authorial obsession.

#unpopularopinion
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MelleDelValle Try her journals and then re-read Ariel. 3mo
monalyisha @MelleDelValle I don‘t know if I‘m that committed to her. 😅 At least not yet. We‘ll see how “The Bell Jar” goes. But thanks for the suggestion! (edited) 3mo
mcipher I love The Bell Jar but was never able to get into her poetry - it just didn‘t work for me in the whole. I also love Anne Sexton, but there‘s a bunch of her poems that remind me of Plath and I can‘t get into. Like you said, obtuse and too specific, and often so personal as to not really speak to the reader. Bell Jar is amazing though!! 3mo
sixgun @monalyisha I've tried to finish the Bell Jar so many times. It sits right there on my night stand but I can't do it. I just don't see the world as she sees it. Maybe I'll try her poetry. 3mo
monalyisha @mcipher It‘s actually really nice to hear from someone who feels the same way! 🙌🏻 3mo
ravenlee There‘s an interesting biopic called Sylvia. I think Gwyneth Paltrow might be the lead. 3mo
DivineDiana Oh, Sylvia. The myth. The legend. I read The Bell Jar so long ago. Definitely need a reread. Saw a wonderful exhibit of her life at the National Gallery in Washington DC. Not sure about trying the poetry considering your review. 🤔 3mo
monalyisha @ravenlee I think I saw it, actually! Must‘ve been about ten years ago now. 3mo
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monalyisha
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This is the only kind of smiling I can imagine snow doing: silent; sinister.

I need Princess Spring to wake up, scream, & blow the head right off of Winter‘s smiling face.

#buffythevampireslayer #scoobygang
@VioletBramble @Birdsong28 @TheKidUpstairs @jessinikkip @gradcat @Johanna414 @BarbaraJean @Pricel101 @samjmitchell

Pricel101 Omg love this!! .. seriously one of the creepiest episodes! 💀🔪⚰️ 3mo
monalyisha @Pricel101 I made my brothers, who are 7 & 8 years younger than me, watch Buffy when they were the appropriate age, too. It was maybe my most important job as their big sister. Now, my biggest bro does THE BEST(/worst) Gentlemen impression. I have a hilarious video of him doing it — while riding a hover-board — saved on my phone. 😆 It‘s terrifying. 3mo
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monalyisha Also, who was ready for a Sylvia Plath/Buffy mash-up? Everyone/no one? 😆 3mo
Johanna414 “Can‘t even shout, cant even cry...” 3mo
Redwritinghood Ugh! Me, too. So done with winter. 3mo
mrsmarch I wrote a poem about the tail end of winter a few years ago when we had fifteen feet of snow. If Facebook memories tosses it at me, I‘ll share it. 3mo
monalyisha @mrsmarch Sounds good! 🙌🏻 3mo
gradcat Eerie faces...love this, too! I‘m just sick of the rain...it‘s been going on for what seems like weeks on end! 😕 3mo
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monalyisha
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Still making my way through “Ariel.” This particular poem is a stand-out. 🌘 @TrishB I can see why it‘s your favorite!

Oftentimes, though, I have to admit that I struggle to string together what it is that Plath is trying to say. Her poetry almost makes me feel like I‘ve missed out on an inside joke — though, if it is a joke, it‘s a cruel one; if you know anything about Plath, you know the tone is anything but funny.

#poemsbeforephones

TrishB I‘ve been reading Plath since I was 16 (51 now) when my English teacher said she would suit my mood 😱 but I always find something new in them and some new thread and thought. When you read initially you get the surface emotions. I‘ve read a lot of stuff about Plath and poetry crit etc etc. I didn‘t understand most of it when I started and I‘m still learning. 4mo
monalyisha @TrishB I haven‘t read a lot of poetry. Full stop. But also, I haven‘t read a lot of poetry that necessitated knowing the poet‘s biography. Working through some feelings about that. 😉 Part of me feels like the text should be able to speak for itself and stand alone (which it does — to a limited extent), & part of me gets that it‘s confessional & personal, & that she wasn‘t going to sacrifice for universality & transparency. 4mo
monalyisha @TrishB P.S. How cool to have an author who‘s been with you so long & who has continually revealed herself! 4mo
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TrishB I read loads of poetry, some of it I don‘t understand the context at all, but I enjoy the words and the emotions. A lot of poetry is like this. I read a lot about Plath because she fascinates me, still! 4mo
TrishB I might not read for a while and then pick up and be amazed again. I still have the copy I borrowed from the school library..😁 4mo
Suet624 Do you read poetry aloud? Sometimes a poem makes more sense to me and goes deeper inside me when I do that. 😀 4mo
monalyisha @Suet64 @TrishB Thanks for the tips! I don‘t struggle with poetry, as a rule. I majored in Literature & delight in language. It‘s just an overall feeling I have with this collection, specifically. Though, as I continue reading more & more poetry this year, I‘ll consider revising my statement about how much I do/don‘t struggle. We shall see. 😅😉 4mo
DivineDiana 🦇 🦉 ❤️ 4mo
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monalyisha
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Of the Plath poems I‘ve read thus far, “Tulips” is near the top. (This is just one, perfectly imperfect piece of the whole.)

#poemsbeforephones

TrishB The Moon and the Yew Tree is my fav 💖 4mo
monalyisha @TrishB I haven‘t read that one yet! I‘ll keep a special lookout. 4mo
readordierachel She's the best 4mo
Redwritinghood Wonderful! 4mo
Carolyn11215 I love Sylvia Plath...I lent the only book of her poetry I owned and never got it back. 4mo
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monalyisha
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Good morning. ☀️

#rabbitsoflitsy #poemsbeforephones

gradcat The bunny! I‘ve sooo missed seeing pictures of you 🐇, so I‘m so happy to see this one...makes my day 🐰! 🥰 4mo
RealLifeReading Oh my! How cute! 4mo
Tamra Super comfy! 4mo
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monalyisha @gradcat She has that effect on people. 😉😍 4mo
valeriegeary So soft. 😍🤗 4mo
rabbitprincess AWWWWWWW hewwo!!! ♥️♥️🐰 4mo
Demibom So cute🤗 4mo
Jen_Reads Moxie has to be the cutest bunny 🐰 4mo
Redwritinghood Good morning to you and the adorable Moxie! 4mo
monalyisha @Jen_Reads duh 💅 (thank you 😉) 4mo
DivineDiana ❤️🐰❤️ 4mo
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monalyisha
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I started Sylvia Plath‘s “Ariel” two days ago.

Speaking of “the second time,” this is the second time that I‘ll be rushing around frantic because I couldn‘t tear myself away in time to get ready for work calmly.

The first time, I was reading up on her life. I knew the basics (obviously; I don‘t think you can be a reader & not know) but this is my first Plath so I felt like I should dig in.

Wish me speediness as I try to leave my house! 😱🏎

monalyisha Thanks @readordierachel for the book! 💕📖 4mo
DivineDiana Wishing you speediness! 😉 4mo
Redwritinghood That‘s me every day. 💕💕 4mo
readordierachel You're welcome 😘 4mo
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jmtrivera
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The next book up for #HalfBloodBingo. #BookofPoetry Recommended to me by a poet I enjoy.

TrishB My fav book of poetry ever. I have 8 different copies ❤️ 5mo
jmtrivera @TrishB Wow! That's a good endorsement! 5mo
TrishB The Moon and the Yew Tree is my fav poem. I hope you like some, if not all, of them! 5mo
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jmtrivera
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My husband seems to be over all the books I'm bringing home and stacking up in anticipation for this year's #BookBingo. He has begun storing my books in alternative locations. 🤣

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TrishB
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#old #poetrymatters
Back to Sylvia ❤️ from Berck-Plage

Leftcoastzen 👍❤️👏She was beyond great. 5mo
batsy 💜 5mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#ANewChapter #IllAlwaysLoveThisBook Because one post is not enough,If ,in a disaster,I had only time to grab a few books,this would be one of them. ❤️

TrishB Same 💕 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 5mo
vkois88 I need to read this. 5mo
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Tanisha_A
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Always 💔 to read about what Syl was going through! Love the way she plays with nature. #SylviaPlath

Emilymdxn I always adore Sylvia Plath 7mo
Tanisha_A @Emilymdxn Ah, she is fabulous! 7mo
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TrishB
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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Ok, I‘m back to Sylvia 😁
This is the first verse of The Moon and the Yew Tree. It‘s my favourite poem ❤️
#tree #poetrymatters

Cathythoughts I‘m glad your back to Sylvia ... I love this one ❤️💔 7mo
batsy I'm repeating myself Trish... But one of my favourites too. Those opening lines. 7mo
arlenefinnigan Thought you might go with Sylvia for the #YourBestAmericanGirl prompt 😉 7mo
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Tanisha_A Syl! ♥️ 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts @batsy it really is a wonderful poem ❤️ 7mo
TrishB @arlenefinnigan I thought of that on the train! Picture later 😁 7mo
MayJasper 'The trees of the mind are black' - interesting 7mo
TrishB @MayJasper that‘s my favourite line ever....when I ever get a tattoo!! 7mo
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Tanisha_A
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This is a very very very difficult poem to comprehend. Thank God for Google. #SylviaPlath

TrishB Agreed! When I first read these I was 16 and there wasn‘t any google and I couldn‘t afford to buy books that critiqued them....I went a long time not having a clue. But sometimes there is just beauty in the words. 7mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Wow! You read them when so young. And yes, there is immense beauty in these strings of words, which makes it so much more difficult. 😆 The mind is a weird organ! 7mo
TrishB I was studying Ted Hughes poetry in school and I really didn‘t like it at the time. The teacher said try his wife Sylvia Plath I think you‘ll like that more- and I borrowed Ariel from the school library and that was that! 7mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Love that. And, you had a great teacher! 7mo
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Tanisha_A
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The morn is here,
And the baby's clear vowels (coo coo? I think) rise like balloons.

🖤 this song by #SylviaPlath!

batsy I love this one ♥️ 7mo
TrishB @batsy and me. Great first line 💕 7mo
batsy @TrishB Yup, how it starts and the uplifting sense in the final line 🎈♥️ 7mo
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Tanisha_A @batsy I have just read it for the first time, and how beautiful it is. My favorite is the part where people look at the baby like it's art in the museum. Oh, her thinks! 7mo
TrishB @batsy @Tanisha_A I‘m loving Sylvia all over again on Litsy 💕 7mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB It's been a gala time reading your posts. Merci! 💌 7mo
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TrishB
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Looking forward to opening this all day has kept me going! Thank you Megan!! These are absolutely wonderful. I don‘t know where to start - but the Plath stuff is amazing ❤️ A new Ariel and look at that photo - I‘m so excited at the moment.
And thanks for being so thoughtful with the sweets (no room to show them all)
Can‘t wait to read the rest of the books 😁
Thanks @LazyDays it‘s been great!
Megan - I hope you like yours 😘

LazyDays What a great package! I am happy you've had a wonderful time!💗💗 7mo
Kalalalatja How lovely! What is that white book on the left, it looks cool! 7mo
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TrishB @LazyDays thanks for organising ❤️ 7mo
Kalalalatja Thanks, it sounds really good! 7mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Velvetfur I've just had a peek at the Plath poetry book on my shelf that I bought a few months ago, and it's Ariel! Have you read it already? If not, please let me know when you plan to so I can read it at same time and we can discuss! (if you want to!) 7mo
TrishB @Velvetfur just answered your email 👍🏻 This is my 8th copy of Ariel- I‘m an Ariel hoarder!! But am happy to read with you - always good to see different reactions - mine are probably very set now as I‘ve been reading it since I was 16. 7mo
Velvetfur @TrishB Oh wow, 8th copy! Sounds like you're well versed (groan) in that little book then 😂 Ok I'll let you know when I plan to read it then 😊 7mo
TrishB @Velvetfur cool 👍🏻 7mo
merelybookish Lots of Plath! Perfect!! 7mo
batsy Wonderful 💕 7mo
ReadingRover I‘m so glad you like everything and that you don‘t have that Ariel! I love mine. I was away I‘m about to post now. 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Delightful 💗, so many Plath items, perfect for you! 7mo
LazyDays @TrishB thank you for joining!💗💗💗 7mo
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TrishB
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#rise #poetrymatters
The last verse from Lady Lazarus , this is a very difficult poem, I don‘t read it that often as I find it really ☹️ and quite desperate. Maybe that‘s hindsight?
Anyway, sorry - another Plath!

Cathythoughts Ah !!! Brilliant... 💜 7mo
Nute Right on!!! 7mo
Leftcoastzen I like her when she is at her most angry , or what? most outrageous? I guess that‘s why I love both Lady Lazarus and Daddy. 7mo
TrishB @Leftcoastzen I find this one sad rather than angry - but think it‘s hindsight mostly! 7mo
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TrishB
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#favouritepoetswap
Sorry it‘s a bit late!
Any would be fine - I collect different covers of Ariel and more are always welcome 😁
Up to date
Tea only .
Small amounts of chocolate (not white) sweets if they are vegetarian.
I have been spying for my swap and found so many things I want! Lol I found SP tote bags....just say in‘.....

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TrishB
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#mind #poetrymatters
Still my favourite poem. First verse - go read all if you haven‘t, it‘s amazing.

LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts Very beautiful & haunting ❤️ 9mo
batsy I do so love that first line 💙💙 9mo
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TrishB
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#star #poetrymatters
This is the last verse of my fav Plath poem, The Moon and the Yew Tree.
Actually, it‘s just probably my fav poem ever...

Kalalalatja Lovely! 9mo
JennyM Plath 💜 9mo
batsy It's hard for me to choose but I think this is also one of my favourites by her 💕 9mo
TrishB @batsy I get something every time from it ❤️ 9mo
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TrishB
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Cathythoughts Oooh that‘s a good one , it has stopped me in my tracks just now ❤️ 10mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts a little hidden gem ❤️ 10mo
Lindy 🐎💕 10mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 10mo
LazyDays Wow. I had to read that twice. 10mo
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JennyM
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5 | #AGameOfFavorites

I adore Plath, and my favourite collection of poetry is Ariel. In an interview just before her death, Plath said she was ‘wild‘ for the work of Dylan Thomas, Yeats and Auden ❤️

ju.ca.no 🧡 I love Plath! And Dylan Thomas😍 10mo
batsy I love Plath too and the cover of that edition of Ariel 😍 10mo
TrishB 💜 Plath 10mo
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TrishB
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#smile #poetrymatters
From Berck-Plage

batsy Perfect. 11mo
Libby1 That line nearly breaks me. 💔 11mo
LazyDays 💔👏 11mo
merelybookish So distinctly Plath! 11mo
TrishB @Libby1 it‘s a hidden gem in a long poem! 11mo
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Valeka
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Outdoor reading while I wait for my best friend!

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JennyM
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Day 18 #readingresolutions #depth

My heavily annotated version of Ariel from my college days. The only poetry I love, thanks to an amazing tutor who took us in #depth through each poem.

youneverarrived Love this! 13mo
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TrishB
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#7favsin7days
My fav book of poems.
3/7

Kalalalatja I love the edition in the middle 😍 14mo
Jabberwocky Funny story, my first name is Ariel, and one day I was in a book store and a copy fell down right in front of me. I took it as a sign and bought it 😅 14mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I love it too! @Jabberwocky wow!😍 14mo
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ephemeralwaltz I have a different edition of this - I still have a few in the collection to read. 14mo
Vertabrain Love these editions, and her diaries also make me swoon! 😍 14mo
TheBookHippie Ooooo pretty! 14mo
TrishB @Jabberwocky that‘s a cool story 👍🏻 and a very cool name. 14mo
TrishB @ephemeralwaltz I have a copy with a red cover but I think it‘s in my daughters room and didn‘t want to go and look!! 14mo
TrishB @Vertabrain love the diaries too 💕 14mo
TrishB @TheBookHippie I love them 💕 14mo
ephemeralwaltz @TrishB I have the Faber&Faber edition with a flower in the middle! Is it that one? :) 14mo
TrishB @ephemeralwaltz that‘s the one 👍🏻 14mo
Caroline2 Ohhhh what beautiful editions!! 😍 14mo
Leftcoastzen Love , love ,love Plath!💕💕 14mo
batsy This makes me so happy 💜 Lovely editions. 14mo
rohit-sawant Love this! 💕 14mo
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Bookwomble
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The moon is my mother. She is not sweet like Mary.
Her blue garments unloose small bats and owls.

- "The Moon and the Yew Tree"
(Painting: "Hecate" by William Blake)

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I haven‘t read much poetry, but I‘m very intrigued by Sylvia Plath... would love to start here! isn‘t this edition gorgeous?! 📚💚

#Poetry #HopIntoSpring

DebinHawaii Beautiful! 💙 1y
Lcsmcat It is indeed! 1y
Kaye Interesting designs. 1y
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TrishB Lovely 💕 one of the ones I have. 1y
RealLifeReading Beautiful 1y
TheFunkyBookworm Oh that cover art 😍 1y
Bookwomble This is the edition I have, too. It's fantastic ❤ 1y
vkois88 That's so gorgeous 😍😍😍 1y
Emilymdxn I have this edition!! Probably my fave poetry of the 20th century, Sylvia Plath was such a genius 💖 1y
Christine11 So beautiful! 😍😍😍 1y
hissingpotatoes Gorgeous! 1y
vkois88 Do it! You deserve it ❤ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Emilymdxn it‘s so pretty!!! 💚💚💚 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!! Maybe I will 😘😘 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Same here! Heard so much great things about this on Litsy. 1y
LeahBergen I have this edition (because of @TrishB ) and I LOVE it. ❤️ 1y
Tanisha_A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks When are we doing the buddy read of The Bell Jar? 🙂 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tanisha_A May!! I was going to post and remind everyone today 😉☺️👏🏻 1y
JaclynW Lovely edition! 1y
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ReadingEnvy
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From Lady Lazarus

ephemeralwaltz ❤️❤️ 1y
JoScho ✊🏼 1y
hoggman ✊😌👌 1y
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readordierachel Sylvia 💜 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Have always loved this 1y
batsy This will never lose its power 🖤 1y
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MelAnn
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MatchlessMarie 💙💙💙 1y
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EricaReads
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Pickpick

#readharder #publishedposthumously #poetry Just starting to get into poetry, but I liked this! Any recommendations for more poetry collections? I‘ve also read Rupi Kaur‘s books and salt.

TrishB Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes - it‘s the answers to Ariel 1y
EricaReads @TrishB Ooh thanks! I had no idea 😊 1y
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kait.corum
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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I don't really have much to say on this one, but I do have to say that Plath has a way of creating these absolutely sublime lines that just catch you and make you pause. I'll probably be reading more of hers in the future.

#poetryread #poetry #knockingdownthetbr

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LeahBergen
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#Promises are made to be broken, especially when it comes to book-buying bans. 😆 Today‘s book mail!

#HeartsAndHardcovers

2BR02B Whoa. Gorgeous edition. Much want. 😍 1y
DebinHawaii Such a beautiful cover! 💚 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez So pretty! 1y
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ju.ca.no Beautiful!! 1y
readordierachel Ohmygodthisissobeautiful!!! 1y
Kalalalatja Want! Need! Drool! 1y
TrishB Lovely version 💕I have this one too. 1y
Caroline2 Beautiful!!! 😍 defo worth breaking the book buying ban for! I broke my ban yesterday too! 😳 🙄 😂 1y
ErinC Beautiful edition 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You have the most beautiful books!! I want to come over and just 👀 ☺️ 1y
batsy Gorgeous! I absolutely need this now!! Thanks Leah 😁 1y
rubyslippersreads That cover! 😍😍😍 1y
[DELETED] 3803335244 So beautiful 😍 1y
Centique Oh my god, I actually got tears in my eyes seeing this cover. #plathfeelings So so beautiful. I need this one! 1y
britt_brooke So pretty!! 💚 1y
LeahBergen @TrishB I think you are the reason it went on my “need” list. 😘 1y
LeahBergen @Caroline2 Who are we kidding with these bans? 😂 1y
LeahBergen @batsy Oops. Sorry! 😆 1y
ju.ca.no @LeahBergen haha perfectly understandable😅😍😍 1y
elkeo_TheBookDragon That cover is mesmerizing 😁 1y
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TrishB
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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I love lots of different types of poetry and always open to new suggestions. This will always be my favourite collection though.
#nuyear #poetryandpower

Kalalalatja So many pretty editions! 😍 1y
Cathythoughts Beautiful collection 📚❤️❤️ 1y
batsy Those are some awesome editions! 1y
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rohit-sawant Lovely editions! 😍 1y
Leftcoastzen The best ! 1y
DeborahSmall I love it too ❤️ 1y
emilyhaldi Wow, love all of these beautiful editions!! (edited) 1y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love Plath ❤️🖤❤️ 1y
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batsy
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ClairesReads ❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍💀💀💀 1y
Cathythoughts Excellent choice here 1y
Cinfhen Wow! 1y
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Libby1 Clever, clever choice. I used to perform this poem for competitions when I was in high school. I was obviously a lot of fun when I was in high school. 1y
batsy @ClairesReads @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB ❤️ Such power in those words. 1y
batsy @Libby1 Hahaha! I think it takes a lot of guts to perform this poem in particular 💜 1y
TrishB You get extra Plath points ❤️ 1y
batsy @TrishB It kinda felt like I was bringing an apple for the teacher 😁💜 1y
TrishB 😂😂❤️ 1y
Leftcoastzen Daddy absolutely floors me every time. 1y
batsy @Leftcoastzen Reading it again gave me chills 1y
readordierachel 💙😮 1y
Centique Isn‘t it amazing that a little piece of her poem like this still has the power to floor me?! Those words 😱 😱😱Love this choice so much 💕 1y
batsy @Centique It's something that I wonder about each time I page through her poems...the force of her words just hits you ❤️ 1y
batsy @ReadOrDieRachel Precisely 🙌 1y
Suet624 @libby1. Wow! I love that you performed this!!! 1y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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Pickpick

I accept that I will never be deep or emotional enough to fully appreciate the beauty of Sylvia's work.

Letter #A for #classicsatoz #litsyclassics

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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I head back to work on Monday, so I'm savouring every last moment of my Christmas vacation. Checking off a few challenge categories with my dear old friend Sylvia Plath. #teachersoflitsy #classicsatoz #litsyclassics

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batsy
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Tonight. I always think of Sylvia Plath's "The Moon and the Yew Tree" because it's one of the first poems that made me look at the moon differently:

"The moon is no door. It is a face in its own right,
White as a knuckle and terribly upset.
It drags the sea after it like a dark crime; it is quiet
With the O-gape of complete despair. I live here."

Tanisha_A Beautiful, the view and the poem! 🌜 2y
saresmoore I was looking at this moon at about 4am this morning. The words that popped into my head were sly and gleaming. This poem is lovely, though. 2y
Cathythoughts Oh @batsy tears in my eyes. This couldn‘t be more beautiful 💫 your thoughts & hers ❤️ (edited) 2y
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readordierachel Great poem 💙 2y
BarbaraBB Beautiful. Poor, sad Sylvia Plath 💔 2y
Suet624 A fantastical moon. 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 2y
batsy @Tanisha_A @ReadOrDieRachel @BarbaraBB @rohit-sawant @Suet624 @LeahBergen Thank you, & Plath's words here are so fierce yet heartbreaking. Love the poem. 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts *hug* ❤️❤️ 2y
batsy @saresmoore Sly and gleaming is so perfect, though! The moon, sometimes she is that 💜 2y
Weaponxgirl Whenever I'm looking up a book I'm interested on litsy there is a very good chance you will have posted about it first! I love it 😀 12mo
batsy @Weaponxgirl Oh, that's so cool! 😁 Plath is one of my old favourites. 12mo
Weaponxgirl @batsy I'm still new to poetry but have loved what I've read so far by Plath. Feel like I want to read the collections as they were meant to be rather than just jumbled up together. 12mo
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monalyisha
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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I recently received correspondence from my #litsypenpal, @ReadOrDieRachel & it was laden with treats! Thanks, pal! My favorite detail is your tiny apology, “I don‘t have stationary, so please accept these random stickers...”. The dino sticker pictured (in the bottom left corner) is the absolute best; he looks so dejected. 😂

monalyisha P.S. @ReadOrDieRachel I *do* like poetry, & I‘ve never read any Sylvia Plath (you: “?!” 😱 me: “I know...” 😳). So thanks for the introduction! (edited) 2y
LA_Mead That's so cool! #litsypenpal sounds like so much fun! 2y
monalyisha @LA_Mead I like it! I‘m pretty sure sign-ups are over & there‘s not another round planned, but I think you can still sign-up for the #bookmarkswap organized by @Clwojick or the #secretsantagoespostal / #wintersolsticebookexchange by @MrBook @BookBabe & @Avanders ! Get yourself a pen pal that way. 🤗 (edited) 2y
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LA_Mead @monalyisha good idea! 2y
readordierachel I'm glad you appreciated the stickers 🤣, and now I'm extra excited to hear what you think of Plath!! 2y
monalyisha @ReadOrDieRachel I know Ariel is a Shakespeare character, but it‘s also my ex-boyfriend‘s name. Haha. That‘s all I‘ve got so far. 😉 2y
readordierachel 😂😂 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @LA_Mead Im up for pen pals. If theres any way u can chat outside of this. Ive been pen paling for a while 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @monalyisha Ive now done 5 swaps but none turned into a pen pal 2y
monalyisha @AvidBookWorm02 I don‘t think it‘s implicit in the gift exchange model, but you could certainly propose it! I‘m sure a lot of Litsy users would be receptive. 🤗 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @monalyisha I honestly have only met one during a swap who wanted to or didnt mind communicating. Others hardly even comment. Alot of people are just lazy. 2y
monalyisha @AvidBookWorm02 Bad luck! Have you tried burning sage over your mobile phone/mailbox? 😆😉 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @monalyisha I have pen pals. Just want more. Met one thru here. Id love more from here. 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @monalyisha Hahaha! If i didnt have bad luck id have no luck at all. 2y
LA_Mead @AvidBookWorm02 send me a note at murmursinthemargins42@gmail.com if you like :) 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @LA_Mead You cant really send a note that way but shoot you an email i will in a bit. 2y
LA_Mead @AvidBookWorm02 sounds good! 2y
GA_Bookworm07 @LA_Mead Its coming your way now! 2y
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TrishB
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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#poetry #riotgrams
@bookriot
Some of the poetry/ related books.

LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
anrobe I love love love Sylvia! Anne Sexton as well! 2y
batsy Lovely! 2y
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Brie
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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From Sylvia Plath's "Lesbos"
#raw #fallintobooks

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batsy
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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#fivebooks that influenced me.
Underground: That human nature at its ugliest & abject is still worthy. What's that Latin saying--"I am human, nothing of that which is human is alien to me"? That's Dostoyevsky's gift.
Ariel+Villette: Like above, but in fierce female form. No well-behaved women here. Electrifying.
Disquiet: The fractured, alienated self as creator.
P&P: The sublime pleasures of narrative & characterisation. It made me a reader.

batsy Thank you for tagging me @BarbaraBB and I'm sorry it took so long 😆 2y
BarbaraBB Love your selection and the reasoning behind it. I should really read Pessoa! 2y
saresmoore So good! 2y
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TrishB Ariel was the first book of poetry I read all the way through, in one sitting. It's still as powerful to me today. 2y
batsy @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy if you do! 2y
batsy @saresmoore ❤️ Might you be persuaded to share your picks? 🤗 2y
batsy @TrishB Yes! It seems to gain power the older I get. 2y
rohit-sawant Wonderful! 2y
batsy @rohit-sawant Thank you! If you want to share yours, I'd love to see it! I didn't want to tag anyone coz I suspect choosing only five is excruciating 😁 2y
rohit-sawant @batsy Sorry it took me this long to respond, but I've kinda been down and had to adult more than usual which always sucks. Appreciate your interest and while narrowing it down to just five is hard indeed, will post something soon! 😊 2y
batsy @rohit-sawant You don't need to apologise at all! This should be fun and you're not at all obligated to do it 😃I'm sorry you've been down. Adulting is hard. I hope you feel better soon 🌈 2y
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TrishB
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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#fivebooks @Cinfhen
Important at various points in my life - either for influence or impact.
I don't normally read self-books but this fell in my lap at a crucial time and gave me a hypothetical kick.
Magic Far Away Tree first book I read myself that blew my mind!!
Everyone post yours 😀

Cinfhen I haven't read any of these🙈 2y
hermyknee Thanks for participating! 2y
kezzlou85 I love the Stand. It's an incredible read. 2y
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TrishB @hermyknee sorry forgot to tag! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen all the books we read and there are still more! 2y
TrishB @kezzlou85 one of my favs 👍 2y
LeahBergen My "most important to me" Enid Blyton was The Wishing Chair. 2y
hermyknee Ariel is one of my favorites, too! I have so many!! 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen another good one. I know there's been a lot said about Blyton in recent years, but I can't denounce my absolute love for her as a child. Her books were my friends 💝 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 waiting for her new one soon hopefully!! Well soonish..... 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB Can't wait, not one I haven't loved! 2y
kezzlou85 @TrishB it's one of my faves too. 2y
Balibee146 As a child The Lion The Witch s and the Wardrobe and the Famous Fives stick in my mind. As a younger teen Wuthering Heights, 1984, The Power and the Glory, Brave New World and any Bernard Malamud. Into adulthood any Iain Banks but especially The Crow Road (I was also at University of Glasgow in that era), Discworld and Pride and Prejudice. I could go on...and on and on 😀😀🙌 2y
TrishB @Balibee146 always hard to pick only 5!! I've not read any Malamud!! Sooo many books.... 2y
Balibee146 @TrishB there's a Proclaimers song for that....'and I would pick 500 books, and I would pick 500 more' 😆😆 2y
TrishB @Balibee146 😂😂 2y
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TrishB
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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The trees of the mind are black. The light is blue.

Favourite line from my favourite poem - The Moon and the Yew Tree (Plath).

@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck
#autumnreads #favouriteline

MatchlessMarie That's a good one! One of my favorite lines from her is "The bees are flying. They taste the Spring." from the poem Wintering. ?? 2y
TrishB @MatchlessMarie A good one too ❤ 2y
Centique Love love love Sylvia Plath 😍😍😍 2y
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TrishB @Centique me too 💜 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Her book, The Bell Jar, was a life changing book for me. I adore her poetry. A great recommend is My Own Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill. It's written in verse but it's beautiful. 5 star for me!!! 2y
batsy Plath ? Love how it opens too, "This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary". Chills! 2y
TrishB @ForeverNerdy Haven't read that - so will definitely be having a look 👍 2y
TrishB @batsy it's beautiful isn't it ❤ 2y
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courtneycadey
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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Out exploring Yorkshire with the family and stumbled across my favourite poet's grave - an underwhelming tribute to such a fascinating and talented woman, but interesting nonetheless 📚🖋❤️ #sylviaplath #heptonstall

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#jubilantjuly #starsandstripes @RealLifeReading

A few of the starry and stripey covers on my #kobo #TBR!