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Ariel
Ariel | Sylvia Plath
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veritysalter
Ariel | Sylvia Plath
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#GratefulReads - Day Twenty-One #ReadInHighSchool The same copy, full of notes from my A-Level English Literature class.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 3w
batsy I love that Faber edition! 3w
OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this one! 2w
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TrishB
Ariel | Sylvia Plath
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This is a #masterpiece to me.
I found a new cover in Waterstones the other day and hope it arrives in my Christmas books!
#movember

Cinfhen I hope Santa is good to you 💚❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain I‘m sure it will! 3w
Cathythoughts I think Santa has you fairly well sussed at this point 📚😘 3w
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JennyM I adore this collection. Hope the new edition is in Santa‘s sleigh 🛷 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @JennyM I‘m pretty well known to him so I‘m hoping so 😁😁 3w
squirrelbrain You‘d think that Santa lived in the same house as you even! 3w
Cinfhen Hahahahaha ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ I bet it will! 3w
batsy I love this collection 😍 3w
erzascarletbookgasm What a great collection ❤️ 3w
merelybookish Gorgeous! 3w
Leftcoastzen Love them all! ❤️ 3w
Birdsong28 I am like this with my Birdsong books 😂 📚📖 3w
TrishB @Birdsong28 my daughter has started with Gatsby copies. 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain you would !! 😁😁 3w
readordierachel 😍😍 3w
Centique Oh my lord this is the best image I‘ve seen all day - you‘re my hero @TrishB #sylviafanclub 2w
TrishB @Centique 😘😘 2w
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Centique
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

@Oryx would you like to have a go at this challenge? Post 7 favourite covers over 7 days without explanation - just tag a new person each time.

TrishB I have this copy too ❤️ all copies of this are gorgeous! 3mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB I knew you'd have this one too. 🤪 Love it! 3mo
TrishB @Tanisha_A thankfully no one has posted a version I haven‘t got yet! Or else I would have to find. 😁 3mo
Centique @TrishB that sounds like a challenge in itself! I do love a simple full page title in a great font sometimes. 😍 3mo
CarolynM 😍 3mo
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Tanisha_A
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TrishB Great minds! I was going to post this one. It‘s such a great picture ♥️ 3mo
JennyM I love this one 3mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB @JennyM Yes, this photograph! 💜 3mo
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Emilymdxn Every time I see Sylvia Plath on my feed it makes my heart lift! Love her and this edition so much 3mo
Cathythoughts Great cover ♥️ 3mo
batsy Very nice! I think I just automatically love any Faber cover. Their poetry editions 👌🏽 3mo
sudi 😍 3mo
Centique I did this title too - although a rather different cover! I love this cover too 😍 Great minds think alike 😉 3mo
Nute Yes! Love this cover! 2mo
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LeahBergen
Ariel | Sylvia Plath
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day # 4

@MicheleinPhilly , have you been tagged yet? 🤔 Post 7 covers that you love over 7 days; no explanation. Tag a new person to play each day.

Leftcoastzen Wow 😲 3mo
Tanisha_A 😱 this is sooo good! 3mo
TrishB I have this one too, it‘s lovely ❤️ 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly Thanks love! I will give it some thought! 😘 3mo
Melissa_J I‘m getting The Little Mermaid vibes off that cover, probably due to the title 😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola You‘re not like the rest of us that have to google search. You could spend 100 days just photographing your own beautiful books. 😍 3mo
readordierachel Yes, yes, yes 😍 3mo
Lcsmcat Love this cover! 3mo
britt_brooke So pretty! 3mo
batsy Yesss! Love this one. I might have to get it 🤩 3mo
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨✨ 3mo
sudi 😍 3mo
BiblioLitten 💚😍 3mo
veritysalter This is so much more beautiful than my old school copy, I did Sylvia Plath‘s Ariel for my English Lit. A-Level. 2mo
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AnnCollins
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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Ariel was calling to me from the bookshelf last night, and I told my bf this. He said it meant I should read it. So I dived in. I had a terrible day yesterday and it is exactly what I‘ve needed. I took notice in a new way of Plath‘s use of color. She seems to, be it purposeful or accidental, have a system in how she uses color to personify emotion onto objects. Red is one I noticed; it seems to always be associated with fear, death, or depression.

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TrishB
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#burn #poetrymatters
From Lady Lazarus.

Cathythoughts “ a wedding ring , a gold filling “ ........ these are some lines of poetry 4mo
slategreyskies I just stumbled across these burn poetry posts. Where do the prompts come from? Is it a prompt a day or per week? #inquiringmindswanttoknow 4mo
TheSpineView @slategreyskies I post the prompts at the end of each month for the next month. You can find the August prompts on my feed or just be searching the hashtag #poetrymatters. Would love to have you join us! 4mo
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TheSpineView Excellant! 💜💜💜 4mo
TrishB @slategreyskies I just tagged you too 👍🏻 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts 😘 she always does it for me. 4mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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TrishB
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#water #poetrymatters
Carrying on with Sylvia ❤️

Cathythoughts Always so moving & beautiful 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I always think so ❤️ 4mo
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TrishB
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#earth #poetrymatters
As I‘ve been stuck in Sylvia‘s head all day, it seems apt to have one of hers.
This from ‘Berck-Plage‘.

TheSpineView 😊😊😊 4mo
Leftcoastzen Her mind sharp as a a razor, that unflinching eye , my all time favorite poet.❤️ 4mo
TrishB @Leftcoastzen mine too 💜 4mo
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batsy So brilliant. 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 4mo
TrishB @batsy @Cathythoughts I never tire of them and always find something new. 4mo
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DaveGreen7777
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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Thank you for these #MoonReflections @Meaw_catlady 😊
1. Yes, I feel the joy and pain of others, both real people and fictional ones! 😥
2. I often use relaxing music to create a sacred place, somewhere where I feel at peace
3. “If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression. Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”- from the tagged book
4. Sending blessings to @Branwen @BooknerdsLife @StayCurious @sudi @Craftylikefox

Meaw_catlady Great answers! I love that quote!! It‘s beautiful! Moon blessings my friend 🤗💕 5mo
Branwen 📚Blessings and positive thoughts to you as well, my friend! 💕 Also I love that quote from Sylvia Plath! She's one of my favorites! 😍 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you @Meaw_catlady 🤗💕 5mo
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DaveGreen7777 When I did a search for moon quotes and found one from Sylvia Plath, I immediately thought of you, @Branwen 🤗🖖 5mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Squeeeee! That makes me so happy! 😀 You just made my day! 💕 5mo
sudi Great answers and i love that quote 💜. Thank you for thinking of me 😊💕💕 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @sudi 😊😊😊 5mo
BooknerdsLife Awww this is so beautiful 🥰💜 And thank you so much for thinking of me🙏🏼💕 5mo
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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 ❤️ 6mo
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. 💕 6mo
booklover984 @TrishB no problem! I understand, some days I can figure out the editing and some days, I'm like wtf... 6mo
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LeahBergen 😍😍 6mo
rohit-sawant Looking forward to this one. 💙 Thanks for playing along! 😊 6mo
Cinfhen 💜ALWAYS happy have you join in xx 6mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 6mo
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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!🖤 7mo
akckitty Awesome poem ❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good approach 😘 7mo
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rachaich She is awesome 😊😊😚😙😍 7mo
Emilymdxn I adore this poem so much 7mo
TheWintergarden 🖤💜🖤 7mo
Velvetfur Oohh that reminds me I need to read my copy of this at some point soon 😊 7mo
JennyM ♥️ 7mo
batsy I can't describe how much I love this poem, as you probably already know 😁 7mo
TrishB @Emilymdxn @batsy same ❤️ and I find something different in it every time I read it. 7mo
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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) 9mo
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. 9mo
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. 9mo
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) 9mo
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!! 9mo
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. 9mo
monalyisha @mcipher It‘s actually really nice to hear from someone who feels the same way! 🙌🏻 9mo
ravenlee There‘s an interesting biopic called Sylvia. I think Gwyneth Paltrow might be the lead. 9mo
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. 🤔 9mo
monalyisha @ravenlee I think I saw it, actually! Must‘ve been about ten years ago now. 9mo
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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! 💀🔪⚰️ 9mo
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. 9mo
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monalyisha Also, who was ready for a Sylvia Plath/Buffy mash-up? Everyone/no one? 😆 9mo
Johanna414 “Can‘t even shout, cant even cry...” 9mo
Redwritinghood Ugh! Me, too. So done with winter. 9mo
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. 9mo
monalyisha @mrsmarch Sounds good! 🙌🏻 9mo
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! 😕 9mo
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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. 9mo
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. 9mo
monalyisha @TrishB P.S. How cool to have an author who‘s been with you so long & who has continually revealed herself! 9mo
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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! 9mo
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..😁 9mo
Suet624 Do you read poetry aloud? Sometimes a poem makes more sense to me and goes deeper inside me when I do that. 😀 9mo
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. 😅😉 9mo
DivineDiana 🦇 🦉 ❤️ 9mo
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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 💖 9mo
monalyisha @TrishB I haven‘t read that one yet! I‘ll keep a special lookout. 9mo
readordierachel She's the best 9mo
Redwritinghood Wonderful! 9mo
Carolyn11215 I love Sylvia Plath...I lent the only book of her poetry I owned and never got it back. 9mo
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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 🐰! 🥰 9mo
RealLifeReading Oh my! How cute! 9mo
Tamra Super comfy! 9mo
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monalyisha @gradcat She has that effect on people. 😉😍 9mo
valeriegeary So soft. 😍🤗 9mo
rabbitprincess AWWWWWWW hewwo!!! ♥️♥️🐰 9mo
Demibom So cute🤗 9mo
Jen_Reads Moxie has to be the cutest bunny 🐰 9mo
Redwritinghood Good morning to you and the adorable Moxie! 9mo
monalyisha @Jen_Reads duh 💅 (thank you 😉) 9mo
DivineDiana ❤️🐰❤️ 9mo
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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! 💕📖 10mo
DivineDiana Wishing you speediness! 😉 10mo
Redwritinghood That‘s me every day. 💕💕 10mo
readordierachel You're welcome 😘 10mo
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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 ❤️ 10mo
jmtrivera @TrishB Wow! That's a good endorsement! 10mo
TrishB The Moon and the Yew Tree is my fav poem. I hope you like some, if not all, of them! 10mo
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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. 11mo
batsy 💜 11mo
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Leftcoastzen
Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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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 💕 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 11mo
vkois88 I need to read this. 11mo
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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 13mo
Tanisha_A @Emilymdxn Ah, she is fabulous! 13mo
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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 ❤️💔 13mo
batsy I'm repeating myself Trish... But one of my favourites too. Those opening lines. 13mo
arlenefinnigan Thought you might go with Sylvia for the #YourBestAmericanGirl prompt 😉 13mo
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Tanisha_A Syl! ♥️ 13mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts @batsy it really is a wonderful poem ❤️ 13mo
TrishB @arlenefinnigan I thought of that on the train! Picture later 😁 13mo
TrishB @Tanisha_A 😘 13mo
MayJasper 'The trees of the mind are black' - interesting 13mo
TrishB @MayJasper that‘s my favourite line ever....when I ever get a tattoo!! 13mo
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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. 13mo
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! 13mo
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! 13mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Love that. And, you had a great teacher! 13mo
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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 ♥️ 13mo
TrishB @batsy and me. Great first line 💕 13mo
batsy @TrishB Yup, how it starts and the uplifting sense in the final line 🎈♥️ 13mo
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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! 13mo
TrishB @batsy @Tanisha_A I‘m loving Sylvia all over again on Litsy 💕 13mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB It's been a gala time reading your posts. Merci! 💌 13mo
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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 😘

Bookishthoughts What a great package! I am happy you've had a wonderful time!💗💗 13mo
Kalalalatja How lovely! What is that white book on the left, it looks cool! 13mo
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TrishB @LazyDays thanks for organising ❤️ 13mo
Kalalalatja Thanks, it sounds really good! 13mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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!) 13mo
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. 13mo
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 😊 13mo
TrishB @Velvetfur cool 👍🏻 13mo
merelybookish Lots of Plath! Perfect!! 13mo
batsy Wonderful 💕 13mo
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. 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Delightful 💗, so many Plath items, perfect for you! 13mo
TrishB @merelybookish @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I know - so cool 😁❤️ 13mo
Bookishthoughts @TrishB thank you for joining!💗💗💗 13mo
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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... 💜 13mo
Nute Right on!!! 13mo
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. 13mo
TrishB @Leftcoastzen I find this one sad rather than angry - but think it‘s hindsight mostly! 13mo
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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 ❤️❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Very beautiful & haunting ❤️ 1y
batsy I do so love that first line 💙💙 1y
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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! 1y
JennyM Plath 💜 1y
batsy It's hard for me to choose but I think this is also one of my favourites by her 💕 1y
TrishB @batsy I get something every time from it ❤️ 1y
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Cathythoughts Oooh that‘s a good one , it has stopped me in my tracks just now ❤️ 1y
TrishB @Cathythoughts a little hidden gem ❤️ 1y
Lindy 🐎💕 1y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 1y
Bookishthoughts Wow. I had to read that twice. 1y
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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😍 1y
batsy I love Plath too and the cover of that edition of Ariel 😍 1y
TrishB 💜 Plath 1y
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#smile #poetrymatters
From Berck-Plage

batsy Perfect. 1y
Libby1 That line nearly breaks me. 💔 1y
Bookishthoughts 💔👏 1y
merelybookish So distinctly Plath! 1y
TrishB @Libby1 it‘s a hidden gem in a long poem! 1y
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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! 2y
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#7favsin7days
My fav book of poems.
3/7

Kalalalatja I love the edition in the middle 😍 2y
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 😅 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I love it too! @Jabberwocky wow!😍 2y
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ephemeralwaltz I have a different edition of this - I still have a few in the collection to read. 2y
Vertabrain Love these editions, and her diaries also make me swoon! 😍 2y
TheBookHippie Ooooo pretty! 2y
TrishB @Jabberwocky that‘s a cool story 👍🏻 and a very cool name. 2y
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!! 2y
TrishB @Vertabrain love the diaries too 💕 2y
TrishB @TheBookHippie I love them 💕 2y
ephemeralwaltz @TrishB I have the Faber&Faber edition with a flower in the middle! Is it that one? :) 2y
TrishB @ephemeralwaltz that‘s the one 👍🏻 2y
Caroline2 Ohhhh what beautiful editions!! 😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Love , love ,love Plath!💕💕 2y
batsy This makes me so happy 💜 Lovely editions. 2y
rohit-sawant Love this! 💕 2y
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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! 💙 2y
Lcsmcat It is indeed! 2y
Kaye Interesting designs. 2y
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TrishB Lovely 💕 one of the ones I have. 2y
RealLifeReading Beautiful 2y
TheFunkyBookworm Oh that cover art 😍 2y
Bookwomble This is the edition I have, too. It's fantastic ❤ 2y
vkois88 That's so gorgeous 😍😍😍 2y
Emilymdxn I have this edition!! Probably my fave poetry of the 20th century, Sylvia Plath was such a genius 💖 2y
Christine11 So beautiful! 😍😍😍 2y
hissingpotatoes Gorgeous! 2y
vkois88 Do it! You deserve it ❤ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Emilymdxn it‘s so pretty!!! 💚💚💚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 thank you!! Maybe I will 😘😘 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Same here! Heard so much great things about this on Litsy. 2y
LeahBergen I have this edition (because of @TrishB ) and I LOVE it. ❤️ 2y
Tanisha_A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks When are we doing the buddy read of The Bell Jar? 🙂 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tanisha_A May!! I was going to post and remind everyone today 😉☺️👏🏻 2y
JaclynW Lovely edition! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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From Lady Lazarus

ephemeralwaltz ❤️❤️ 2y
JoScho ✊🏼 2y
hoggman ✊😌👌 2y
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readordierachel Sylvia 💜 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Have always loved this 2y
batsy This will never lose its power 🖤 2y
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MelAnn
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MatchlessMarie 💙💙💙 2y
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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 2y
EricaReads @TrishB Ooh thanks! I had no idea 😊 2y
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kait.corum
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Pickpick

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. 😍 2y
DebinHawaii Such a beautiful cover! 💚 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez So pretty! 2y
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ju.ca.no Beautiful!! 2y
readordierachel Ohmygodthisissobeautiful!!! 2y
Kalalalatja Want! Need! Drool! 2y
TrishB Lovely version 💕I have this one too. 2y
Caroline2 Beautiful!!! 😍 defo worth breaking the book buying ban for! I broke my ban yesterday too! 😳 🙄 😂 2y
ErinC Beautiful edition 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You have the most beautiful books!! I want to come over and just 👀 ☺️ 2y
batsy Gorgeous! I absolutely need this now!! Thanks Leah 😁 2y
rubyslippersreads That cover! 😍😍😍 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 So beautiful 😍 2y
Centique Oh my god, I actually got tears in my eyes seeing this cover. #plathfeelings So so beautiful. I need this one! 2y
britt_brooke So pretty!! 💚 2y
LeahBergen @TrishB I think you are the reason it went on my “need” list. 😘 2y
LeahBergen @Caroline2 Who are we kidding with these bans? 😂 2y
LeahBergen @batsy Oops. Sorry! 😆 2y
ju.ca.no @LeahBergen haha perfectly understandable😅😍😍 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon That cover is mesmerizing 😁 2y
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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! 😍 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful collection 📚❤️❤️ 2y
batsy Those are some awesome editions! 2y
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rohit-sawant Lovely editions! 😍 2y
Leftcoastzen The best ! 2y
DeborahSmall I love it too ❤️ 2y
emilyhaldi Wow, love all of these beautiful editions!! (edited) 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love Plath ❤️🖤❤️ 2y
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ClairesReads ❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍💀💀💀 2y
Cathythoughts Excellent choice here 2y
Cinfhen Wow! 2y
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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. 2y
batsy @ClairesReads @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB ❤️ Such power in those words. 2y
batsy @Libby1 Hahaha! I think it takes a lot of guts to perform this poem in particular 💜 2y
TrishB You get extra Plath points ❤️ 2y
batsy @TrishB It kinda felt like I was bringing an apple for the teacher 😁💜 2y
TrishB 😂😂❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen Daddy absolutely floors me every time. 2y
batsy @Leftcoastzen Reading it again gave me chills 2y
readordierachel 💙😮 2y
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 💕 2y
batsy @Centique It's something that I wonder about each time I page through her poems...the force of her words just hits you ❤️ 2y
batsy @ReadOrDieRachel Precisely 🙌 2y
Suet624 @libby1. Wow! I love that you performed this!!! 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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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