Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath!

Originally, I knew Ms. Plath as an author reading “Bell Jar”, which I definitely recommend, but also she has a lovely collection of poems. As some of you may have notice I liked to use famous characters to inspire poems. Ms. Plath had a few similar inspired poems, my favorite is called “Cinderella”

The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,

Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan

Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels

Begin on tilted violins to span


The whole revolving tall glass palace hall

Where guests slide gliding into light like wine;

Rose candles flicker on the lilac wall

Reflecting in a million flagons’ shine,


And glided couples all in whirling trance

Follow holiday revel begun long since,

Until near twelve the strange girl all at once

Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince


As amid the hectic music and cocktail talk

She hears the caustic ticking of the clock.

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