Tag Archives: Sylvia Plath

Today in memorable opening paragraphs


This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary.

The trees of the mind are black. The light is blue.

The grasses unload their griefs on my feet as if I were God,

Prickling my ankles and murmuring of their humility,

Fumey, spiritous mists inhabit this place

Separated from my house by a row of headstones.

I simply cannot see where there is to get to.

The Moon and the Yew Tree, Sylvia Plath

It’s just been that kind of month.

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