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Tuesday, March 24, 2009


"O golden child the world will kill and eat."

Saddened by the suicide of Nicholas Hughes, son of Sylvia Plath (who wrote those words).

Best (non-ghoulish) article here: 3/nicholas-hughes-son-major-poets-emerge d-prominent-/


  1. Never knew of their son, I have read Freida's poems though. Sad to hear of anyone who chose this way out. It must be on your mind all the time knowing that your mother chose this for herself and left two small children behind. Hope all is well in your country...LL

  2. Yes, I've read some of Frieda's poems too and liked them very much. She spent some time in Western Australia and I found her books when I was visiting there.

    Thanks, we seem to be having a gap between fires and floods just at present. :)