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Old 11-11-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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Is anyone else obsessed with sylvia plath like me? want to call my child sylvia or ariel. I love her poems and her persona. so dark, so tragic.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & Hawaii Kai
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God, yes... maybe not obsessed, but as a writer myself I found her words to almost sparkle and crackle right on the page. She gives me goosebumps..
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Her grave



and the churchyard she's buried in, St Thomas the Apostle in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

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Old 11-11-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Thanks for those.

Wow, that's a... ummm... spooky cemetery. Shame it isn't better maintained.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Meh. I was enamored with Sylvia Plath in my 20s. Later on, I found her poetry was simply riddled with pubescent nihilism, the kind of stuff one read while smoking clove cigarettes. In short, I outgrew it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Thanks for those.

Wow, that's a... ummm... spooky cemetery. Shame it isn't better maintained.
I was thinking the same thing. What? There are no weedeaters or lawmowers in the vicinity? A cemetery that poorly maintained, particularly with a luminary buried inside it, is a scandal.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Is anyone else obsessed with sylvia plath like me? want to call my child sylvia or ariel. I love her poems and her persona. so dark, so tragic.
Why would you want to name your child after a dark, tragic person?
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & Hawaii Kai
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Meh. I was enamored with Sylvia Plath in my 20s. Later on, I found her poetry was simply riddled with pubescent nihilism, the kind of stuff one read while smoking clove cigarettes. In short, I outgrew it.
You already used" pubescent nihilism" just last April, when you were describing
Charles Buskowski's work.
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Thanks for the comment about the cemetery.

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Old 11-14-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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Why would you want to name your child after a dark, tragic person?
It was her illness that ultimately left her dark and tragic, to be clear.

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Old 11-14-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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It was her illness that ultimately left her dark and tragic, to be clear.
Yes, that's true. So to rephrase my question: Why would you want to name your child after a person with a dark, tragic illness?

It just seems to me that parents want something different for their children than a lifetime of depression and a tragic early death.
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