After a reading of “Lady Lazarus.”

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A puff of powder, a dab of lipstick
and sprinkle
of ozone-friendly aerosol to keep my hair subdued,
there is little that hasn’t been said
about what goes on
a Poet’s head; one suspects a double death,
for outside
even the sourwood blushes.




Photo credits: Loui Jover, “Cocktail Drawing,” Pinterest

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Posted for Quadrille #119 @ dVerse Poets Pub

42 Replies to “After a reading of “Lady Lazarus.””

  1. Brilliant… love the way you refer back to the poet (and I had to read Lady Lazarus also)… thank you for that.

    1. Thank you so much, De πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  2. Brilliant, Sanaa! I love the portrait of the image-conscious Poet, the internal rhyming of β€˜said’ and ’head’, the hint at dark dealings, and those β€˜sourwood blushes’.

  3. you’ve wowed us all with this amazing tribute to Sylvia … I prefer yours! Great imagery and leaves us to add our own conclusions …

  4. Wonderful tribute to Plath! The image is quite amazing and the words complement it so very well. I’m wondering….did you do the write first and then find the image? Or find the image first and then, motivated by it, wrote this delicious piece?

    1. Thank you so much, Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (I write first and then look for a suitable image) πŸ™‚

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