Sylvia Plath – the Cassandra of Poets

She heeded her own prophecies, but we ignored them. She died; we live. It’s why
no matter how beautifully phrased the verse, the message has to somehow move us on,
not stop us in our tracks.
I just finished reading a commentery about Sylia Plath by AS Byatt. I think Ms
Byatt put the best spin she could on what was a damaged mind in a talented persona.
Sylvia Plath was destined for many things -acclaim, men, fame – but motherhood and
day to day life eluded her. She saw “the boot in the face” where we might have moved away. Talent is one thing, but wisdom is quite another. Who is Sylvia?
A woman of talent, but not very wise. What would knowledge have added to her
worth as a poet? Sadly we’ll never know.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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