Na/GloPoWriMo Day 29: On the Dark Path of Plath

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 29 challenge is to “write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.

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On The Dark Path of Plath
by Michael Romani

Always on the path of the confessional
The words drudged across the page 
As though engaged in processional

Dark as the soul that penned these
Though wafted across on a lighter breeze
There on the dark path of Plath

In a world filled with multiple colors 
She preferred to pain it black
Sometimes depressed in a total sense of lack

Listening to a voice like God's thunder
It weaved a dark spell she was under
And from it, she never climbed out
Preferring to climb in an oven instead

The talons clenching at her heart
Kept her desperate to somehow depart
Until finally she did precisely that

In doing so, she brought another layer
Of the darkness that comes with too little care
And knowing that maybe a difference to be made
Was not ....

(c) April 29, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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2 Responses to Na/GloPoWriMo Day 29: On the Dark Path of Plath

  1. brookejcutler says:

    Love this. Very clever! The tragedy of Plath’s personal life (and death) seems to have been fed by her poetry, rather than the other way round (as in, the tragedy of her life feeding her poetry). It’s almost as though she was destined to live and die in such a dramatic way.


    • Maybe there’s truth in the adage that art imitates life and life imitates art? Where you have someone so emotionally bound inside her pursuit of the tragic, there is no good outcome to be had? I’m not wise enough to know the answer that. But, I do think about that as I read her life’s story.

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