Sylvia Plath

Grave issues

Poem Elf posts seem to be a tad morbid lately.  Perhaps I’m adjusting to the seasonal change or reacting to Halloween decorations or, most likely, working out just-under-the-surface sadness from the passing of two fathers in one year. Whatever the reason, now that I’m aware of the death thread, I can snip it.  But one […]


Danger on the rocks

Siren Song BY MARGARET ATWOOD This is the one song everyone would like to learn: the song that is irresistible:   the song that forces men to leap overboard in squadrons even though they see the beached skulls   the song nobody knows because anyone who has heard it is dead, and the others can’t […]