Poetry: Last Letter by Ted Hughes

Considering all the Plath poetry I have and will be posting, it felt fitting to feature Ted Hughes. While I’m not a massive fan of Hughes, he’s not to my taste, I enjoy his symbolism in Last Letter – he wrote this on hearing of Plath’s death.

How Much Author Information is Too Much Information?

As a blog author, how much information, do you, or should you share with your readers? Not just in regards to posts, but for example, an author page or blurb in the sidebar; I would say I give a 20:80 share of personal to non-personal information regarding posting and the information I give about myself at the side. The level of appropriate sharing will depend on the subject on which you are blogging; general or ………

Consciously Naive; ‘I Capture the Castle’ by Dodi Smith [1948]

There are moments when you connect to a character so completely you are unsure where they end and you begin; their lives intertwine with yours like a merging strand of DNA. We may not have had a lot of money growing up, we never went abroad, but we always did something interesting – times never felt tough. We certainly weren’t poor, holidays were travels to beachy Cornwall or trips to castles, old houses and museums. ………

Poetry: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

I came to this poem, rather unconventionally, via an episode of Elementary; a surprisingly wonderful show, mainly because of the omghessogoergous, Jonny Lee Miller. Watson gives Sherlock a framed copy of the last verse to commemorate his first year sober. The fine details of the episode escape me, it was not one of the better ones, however, the verse made me cry. I forgot about drugs, and my mind skipped to suicide; I am not ………