Chandra Lynn has nominated me for this challenge.
The rules are::
- Thank the person who nominates you
- Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
- Nominate three new bloggers each day
I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted
To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.
How free it is, you have no idea how free——
The peacefulness is so big it dazes you,
And it asks nothing, a name tag, a few trinkets.
It is what the dead close on, finally; I imagine them
Shutting their mouths on it, like a Communion tablet.
‘Tulips’ Sylvia Plath.
I rarely read poetry but have loved this passage since I first read it. It was written about the time Plath was in hospital for surgery and felt so much at peace in the cool white room that the intrusion of a bunch of colourful tulips felt overstimulating and intrusive.
This speaks to me because on the rare occasions my mind is still and calm I deeply resent any disturbance or interruption that is overstimulating.
I long to feel the peacefulness that Plath describes.
Todays nominee is another poet! Take it away Mel!