Another Year Has Passed and You Still Look Like This

When you died on 11 February 1963, my mom was nine years old. My grandmother was your age: thirty. She’s eighty-one now, but to all of the world you still look like this:

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath. 

How sad.

“The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.”-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

21 thoughts on “Another Year Has Passed and You Still Look Like This

  1. Sylvia was just a kid. Read The Bell Jar recently and loved, loved, loved it. Hadn’t read it before and was surprised by how good it was and how different from her poetry. Thanks for a touching and memorable post.

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