Re-Reading The Bell Jar the other day...  

pilot12612 47M
41 posts
10/19/2005 3:28 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Re-Reading The Bell Jar the other day...

I was reviving my old passion for Sylvia the other day...

"I saw the days of the year stretching ahead like a series of bright, white boxes, and separating one box from another was sleep, like a black shade. Only for me, the long perspective of shades that set off one box from the next day had suddenly snapped up, and I could see day after day after day glaring ahead of me like a white, broad, infinitely desolate avenue."

Why is it that I so adore doomed artistic poets.. Plath.. Byron.. the list could go on and on..

Think about the artists.. Van Gogh..
The philosophers.. Nietzsche..

Why does the brightest candle get extinguished soooo soon??

Is it me or... never mind....


redmustang91 57M  
8599 posts
10/21/2005 2:57 pm

Its you. I think the healthy artists that live long productive lives are better: Will Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, John Steinbeck, to name a few.

Sylvia Plath's poems are ok, but I prefer Emily Dickinson for neurotic death poems.


Leggyblonde58 58F

11/7/2005 4:47 am

Hey pilot,

No I don't think it's just you. The brightest candles do get extinguished much too soon. My brother in Toronto was a writer and an amazing artist and he commited suicide a few years ago. Did you ever notice that the brightest candles of past have also taken their own lives? It's a pattern. Maybe their too bright for us semi bright people.


Become a member to create a blog