04 October 2011
Tuesday poem: 'Lady Lazarus' by Sylvia Plath
(If you can't see the video embedded above, you can find it here on YouTube: http://youtu.be/esBLxyTFDxE
I love hearing recordings of Sylvia Plath reading her work. She has such a rich voice, and she brings out the rhythms and rhymes in her poems. I think the quality I like the most about her voice is that there's some kind of ironic edge to it - a wryness? Maybe it isn't an edge - perhaps it's a bubble of a laugh, just held in.
Anyway, 'Lady Lazarus' is one of the poems of Plath's that I especially loved when I studied her. I should read some more of her work again - I think I'd find I now connected with poems that I couldn't understand then.
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