All entries for Tuesday 19 April 2005
April 19, 2005
My favourites at the moment are "Daddy", and "Poppies in October". I find her images and her use of language so powerful, so magical and evocative. I think the fact that she leaves so many puzzles in her writing, that makes me love it so much, the way she never answers questions. Many of her poems are, I admit, depressing and fairly self-centered, but for me, who knows relatively little about her, I like that.
I've heard it said that you can't like both Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, it's one or the other. Well, I'm going to try that theory out, and will be reading some of Hughe's work once I'm done with the wonderful Ms. Plath…