“Plath makes strange what should be familiar — which is, after all, a central task of poetry.”

“Plath makes strange what should be familiar — which is, after all, a central task of poetry.”

I liked this post by Fussy, a blogroll pal of Ye-Yo‘s you can read the original post , New Motto, here. It explored the idea of exactly why Sylvia Plath is the “only really successful mommypoet”. Plus it just gives me another excuse to talk some more about Sylvia Plath……….

I like this idea of making the ordinary into something strange, magical, and mystical, and I believe in a way that this is the function of any artist, whether verbal, visual, musical…….I like to take the banale, the mundane, the everyday and make it into something different and special. It also gives us sad old mommypoets/novelists guilty about never managing to finish anything a little inspiration and ideas.

Weaving an everyday magic…….transfiguring the tedious and spinning spells from the sameness……

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2 Responses to ““Plath makes strange what should be familiar — which is, after all, a central task of poetry.””

  1. Hi Khlari, I have tagged you for a Blog challenge, I don’t know if you want to participate, but if you could just pop around my blog to take a look, then it would be highly appreciated 😉

  2. Yep, no problem…will pop over and take a look!

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