Friday, October 8, 2010

living forever:

i was tucked away in boarding school when i first found the suicide poets (sylvia plath & anne sexton) & it was my senior year that ted hughes released 'birthday letters', a notable book of poems that cracked decades of his silence on sylvia after her suicide. what i learned then, & what is only making more sense now, is that the choice of suicide can never be blamed on one incident, one feeling, or even one man. released today is the missing poem from that volume, 'the last letter' which details hughes's reaction & feelings on her suicide. 

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