Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love Poems and More . . .

Ash Wednesday followed by Valentine's Day seems a strange sequence worth writing about maybe.

Here's a link to a page with poems about love, Sylvia Plath's loves, a lesson plan for teachers about poetry and love and a few other relevant or irrelevant topics.

This week saw the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death. Her novel The Bell Jar has been republished and there has been a lot of adverse comment on the cover design of the latest edition. An article from the Guardian here. And one from the Telegraph here.

And if you need an antidote to Valentine's Day here are links to Anti-Love Poems from the Poetry Foundation. Described as "For breakups, heartache, and unrequited love. More 'screw Cupid' than 'Be mine.'"

Sylvia Plath's grave in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, picture taken in 2007.

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