Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions

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.

~ Sylvia Plath, "Tulips" (1961)


c said…
coincidentally, finally, getting around to The Bel Jar.
Rach said…
I love The Bell Jar. I always feel like I should be "over" it since I'm no longer a 16-yr-old tormented chick, but every re-read still speaks to me. Good shit.

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