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In the Garden

“Let me not be sentimental, let the distance in time give me humor and irony and a shrewd, if loving, eye.”
~Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath    

Photos By Iliana C. Hakes-Martinez


To the person who said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” you are an insufferable know-it-all. When I say that quote in my head, it has the exact same tone as my Dad saying “I told you so” after he has turned out to be right for the fifty millionth time. 255 more words

The Beginning

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, North Tawton


We scoured the map for North Tawton and saw it pulse almost in the centre of the county; it was, fortuitously, only miles away from the cottage we were renting.   207 more words


re-read because this New York summer is turning out mighty fascist so far: 'the bell jar' by sylvia plath

In yee ole college days, I couldn’t hang with Sylvia Plath like other people (er, all the women I knew) could. Perhaps it’s because I saw the namesake movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow before I read her only novel, and that is nearly enough to ruin any good author’s work, or because that damn “a melon on two tendrils” pregnancy poem lost me a minor high school English competition and I HATE LOSING. 513 more words

Just Read


Sylvia, Sylvia—
Like you wanted, most saw in you
an unremarkable Smith co-ed:
bright, sunny, and cheerful—
until your poetry took them to the edge… 301 more words


Being good and kind...

“Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.”

(Sylvia Plath)


Sylvia Plath

What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age. – Sylvia Plath

Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which one fits me and is most becoming?-Sylvia Plath… 229 more words