01 May 2010

Plath on Twitter

Did Sylvia Plath predict the future in her 1961 poem "Insomniac"?

From the last stanza,

"The city is a map of cheerful twitters now,
And everywhere people, eyes mica-silver and blank,
Are riding to work in rows, as if recently brainwashed."

Sounds like my commute!

2 comments :

JACK said...

YES YES She did!!!!!

the feeling lioness said...

yeah...you can't underestimate these things....sounds crazy...but i think she did..she was quite a prophet....a beautiful unconcerned one...

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