Category Archives: sacrifice

échoes of Sylvia

i’m the clean dawn light

breaking home bonds

bringing breath

laughter empty space

.

haiku

.

i enjoy myself again

as i never remember having done

though i broke my home

though i broke

comfort

i feel cleanly shattered

peels of laughter shimmer

under breath released from

under the agony

of what has gone

on

alone

is beginning

is fun

i’m this

after-life beginning

to live

i’m light, hon

.

‘ I simply cannot go on living the … agonizing life I’ve been living … I want a clean break, so I can breathe and laugh and enjoy myself again’.

Sylvia Plath

august 1962, letter to mother