Today –October 27th--is the birthday of the poet Sylvia Plath. She was one of America’s young, brilliant, and beautiful poets. After the success of her first book she married the British poet, Ted Hughes. They were an envied, successful literary couple.
On February 11, 1963, on a cold, dark London evening Plath put her two small children to bed, then turned on the gas stove in her kitchen, stuck her head in the oven and died. She was 30. She was talented. She was celebrated. She was heartsick. She was depressed.
Celebrate Plath today. Make cookies for someone you love. Bake lasagna for dinner. Read a poem. Write a poem. Cherish your life.