To lie with my hands turned up…RIP Sylvia Plath

By: whenthecatisasleep

Feb 11 2012

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On this day 49 years ago the great poet and writer Sylvia Plath committed suicide.
I took this photo nearly a year ago, but when I read these lines from one of her poems, I immediately felt the connection:

‘I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted
to lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.
How free it is, you have no idea how free –
The peacefulness is so big it dazes you,
And it asks nothing, a name tag, a few trinkets.’

from ‘Tulips’, Ariel, Sylvia Plath

Read the full poem : here

One comment on “To lie with my hands turned up…RIP Sylvia Plath”

  1. Sylvia Plath is one of my favourite poets.


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