Notes: 23 / 1 day ago
'I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart, I am, I am, I am.'
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
Notes: 9 / 4 days ago
my new sidebar image. First tattoo I got when I turned 18.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. “I listened to the old bray of my heart; I am I am I am.”
Notes: 65 / 4 days ago
Notes: 12 / 4 days ago
🐋 #allpersonal #sylvia #plath #tattoo #thebelljar
Notes: 18 / 1 week ago
My Bell Jar tattoo! Got it last night, I will take more pictures as it heals.
Notes: 96 / 1 week ago
from ladylazarus85 (originally from lookatthisfuckinghipster)
“My three favorite things in the world are cats, torso tattoos, and the poetry of Sylvia Plath. So, I figured why not combine all three?”
i love sylvia plath tattoos!
"And like the cat I have nine times to die.
This is Number Three.”
—From “Lady Lazarus”, written 23-29 October 1962
Notes: 13 / 1 week ago
"Now our whole task’s to hack some angel-shape worth wearing"
Born green we were
to this flawed garden,
but in speckled thickets, warted as a toad,
spitefully skulks our warden,
fixing his snare
which hauls down buck, cock, trout, till all most fair
is tricked to faulter in split blood.
Now our whole task’s to hack
some angel-shape worth wearing
from his crabbed midden where all’s wrought so awry
that no straight inquiring
shrewd catch silting our each bright act back
to unmade mud cloaked by sour sky.
Sweet salts warped stem
of weeds we tackle towards way’s rank ending;
scorched by red sun
we heft globed flint, racked in veins’ barbed bindings;
brave love, dream
not of staunching such strict flame, but come,
lean to my wound; burn on, burn on.
Notes: 17 / 1 week ago
New ink! Inspired by ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath
Notes: 37 / 2 weeks ago
I have loved this quote from Sylvia Plath since I first heard it almost ten years ago. It’s stuck with me this long, now it’ll stick with me forever.
Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.
—The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, July 1950 - July 1953