"How long can I be a wall around my green property?
How long can my hands
Be a bandage to his hurt, and my words
Bright birds in the sky, consoling, consoling?
It is a terrible thing
To be so open: it is as if my heart
Put on a face and walked into the world."
from Sylvia Plath's Three Women
Sylvia attended Smith college, just down the street from my house here in Northampton. Some days - like today, when the humidity brings everything to a heavy and damp stillness - I like to walk the grounds and think of her. Heavy and damp.
(photos) on film with Leica CL | Smith College (p.s) another one of daffodils on my Flickr.