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These Are The Things

The things we lost in the fire. 

This life has been speckled with pain and a terrible calling towards an inevitable end. Around me the air is stale and unmoving.

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Looking For Sylvia: Personal Essay

I think I first met her in a dream-she, a teenager and I, a child. We must have sat in the park, among the narcissi and azaleas, or on a beach, soaking up the sun, with a picnic basket filled with half-eaten sandwiches between us. 1,174 more words



Sat – washed away
Memories – slipped
Wanted them boxed
And sealed – under a slab

They were all that was left
In the bell jar – I counted… 25 more words


Sylvia Plath: Artwork, Tidbit Links, An Interview and Film News

The poet and author Sylvia Plath first intended to become a visual artist, and some of her earliest work remained hidden away in the family attic until 1996. 1,103 more words


It's "Cheer Up the Lonely" Day!

Caveat: Not all who are alone are lonely. So all you extroverts who somehow stumbled on a book blog, just take a deep breath before you sneak up on some “poor” loner with his nose in a book. 670 more words


Just Read: Bell Jar

It’s past midnight and my second night at home (i’m on holiday), but I just want to leave a quick note about one of the best books I’ve read. 254 more words


Six books which shaped my life

The #9albums meme on Twitter made me think about how this might impact on the books which mean the most to me (and which have followed me for a long time, so no recent titles will appear here).  665 more words