Death: A Most Authentic Experience

October 26, 2011

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Autumn, A Wood Path
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
It’s Sylvia Plath’s birthday: Sun Scorpio, Moon Libra, Aquarius Rising.
(b. October 27, 1932)
A real Scorpio has to find the authentic experience. A real Scorpio has to dive deep and come back again, transformed. Death is a very authentic experience. Here is a a fragment from her poem about suicide, Lady Lazarus. Lazarus himself came back from the dead, of course. Plath lives on in her poetry.
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I’ve a call
Out of the ash 
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.”
[fragment from Lady Lazarus]

for the complete poem click here.


poets, Scorpio

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