Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sylvia: Poet Laureate


“Beowulf is not an epic—
it is rather an elegy”
—J. R. R. Tolkien
“Beowulf: The Monsters
and the Critics,” Proceedings
of the British Academy

I once asked Hughes—
if he thought that perhaps
Sylvia Plath his poet wife

Would’ve become the—
first woman Poet Laureate
of the United Kingdom

It’s lucky we were in—
a pub with lots of
people all around

He looked at me—
sneeringly and said 
“Ask the oven, honey.”

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