Sylvia Plath Video & Picture Post: Court Green

A month ago I was in England and took this video of the churchyard of St. Peter's in North Tawton and of Court Green. I apologize for the awful video quality; the settings on my camera were not set very high unfortunately.

As the video progresses, I walk towards the "wall of old corpses" ("Letter in November") -- (also known as "a row of headstones" ("The Moon and the Yew Tree") -- and get a shot of Court Green, with daffodils abloom.



And here are two photographs of Court Green, taken with appropriate camera settings...


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  1. Amazing pictures Peter - love the video too. I wonder if you should do another version with Plath reading her poetry?

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  2. Wonderful! You covered some real ground in a short time, between Devon, London and Heptonstall. I have still not made it back to Devon (went when I was a kid, pre-Plathing).

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  3. Thank you Peter. How melancholy and lovely. Hope you are well:)!! Jess

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  4. Daffodils just in there. - lovely

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  5. Great video, Peter! Thanks for sharing. Court Green sure is a lovely home.

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  6. Perfectly lovely. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and artifacts with us, your fans!

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  7. Love the video, along with the church bell ringing, as well as the still shots. The bell toll reminds me of Einhorn's score, Voices of Light, that he did as background for The Passion of Joan. He actually went to Joan of Arc's local church to record the sound as part of the piece. We know the effect of that film on Plath from Alexander's book.

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  8. Many thanks for all this visual detail on Court Green ... I have a commentary on 'The Moon and the Yew Tree' on my poetry site with a link to your Post ... all the best, Richard - https://mywordinyourear.com/2021/11/29/the-moon-and-the-yew-tree-sylvia-path-comments/

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