Monday, May 12, 2014

Sylvia Plath - Short Story Challenge and Word Search Puzzle  


Sylvia Plath Quote in Poster

Life was not to 
be sitting in hot 
amorphic leisure
in my backyard 
idly writing or not 
writing, as the 
spirit moved me.  
It was, instead, 
running madly
 in a crowded 
schedule, in a 
squirrel cage 
of busy people.  
Working, living, 
dancing, 
dreaming, talking, 
kissing, singing, 
laughing, learning. 
 -Sylvia Plath



Sylvia Plath Word Search Puzzle

SWINTERTREESALV
RLASTFGWVEOUABI
OADEUNOTSOBNIDC
HVDGHRFKQJRPUOT
PILSGRAWQUDWRYO
ARMYWYSZODHAVOR
TIKLIJNJATJRNLI
EUZVSEPCALUKQEA
MGRIHYCLLHLYGIX
VFQADYPEBEHLYRN
QYEDDSBDWXTYDAS
DPAYSUSSOLOCAMU
WDBEVENTCHAJLEF
VOVUPABBNSZSWOS
WSQPNOVELISTRPJ

Ariel          Bell Jar         Boston           Colossus 
Daddy       Event            Journal           Lady          
Lazarus     Metaphors    Novelist          Plath
Poem        Rival             Sylvia             Ted
Victoria     Winter Trees



Sylvia Plath Quotes:
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart.  I am, Iam.

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.  I lift my eyes and all is born again.


Sylvia Plath - Short Story Challenge

Great idea for a party! Great to help overcome writer's block!

Fit as many of the titles listed below which are some of Sylvia Plath’s Poem titles into a short storyYour Story can be about anything!!! Feel free to leave your story in the comments section.  By leaving your story in comments it is with the understanding that it may be used in any upcoming blogs!  

After the title list is an example of a short story using Plath’s Poem Titles. Then it's your turn!

A Life                                      Metaphors                               Daddy
Mad Girl's Love Song              Lady Lazarus                           Mirror  
A Birthday Present                  Ariel                                         Mushrooms 
Tulips                                      Morning Song                          The Dead   
A Better Resurrection              Love Is A Parallax                    Queen's Complaint   
Kindness                                The Colossus                            Love Letter 
A Lesson In Vengeance          Monologue At 3 AM                 Leaving Early
April 18                                    Getting There                          Jilted 
Vanity Fair                              Balloons                                   The Applicant    
Mary's Song                           Stillborn                                    Insomniac  
Fever 103°                             Aftermath                                 I Am Vertical 
Three Women                        Last Words                              Crossing The Water 
By Candlelight                        Face Lift                                  The Bee Meeting 
Spinster                                 The Other                                 Night Shift  
The Rival                               The Night Dances                     Electra On Azalea Path
Poems, Potatoes                   Gigolo                                       Letter In November
Mystic                                    Pursuit                                      Southern Sunrise  
Wintering                               Apprehensions                         Stings
The Sleepers                        The Disquieting Muses              Pheasant  
Snake Charmer                    The Times Are Tidy                   Full Fathom Five 
The Munich Mannequins       Totem                                       Landowners
Contusion                              Resolve                                   Sleep In The Mojave Desert 
Tale Of A Tub                       The Swarm                               Strumpet Song 
Fiesta Melons                        Sculptor                                   Prospect                        
Two Campers In Cloud Country                             Conversation Among The Ruins
Winter Landscape, With Rooks                              Never Try To Trick Me With A Kiss
Dialogue Between Ghost & Priest                          Two Views Of A Cadaver Room
On Looking Into The Eyes Of A Demon Lover    

Example: Although I was a Sleep In The Mojave Desert, I could not escape the dreams that circled in my head like The Swarm of Jilted mosquitoes whose Stings was unquenched by my puny almost bloodless body. The Prospect of....



I
write
only
because
there is
a voice
within
me that
will not
be still
-Sylvia Plath









So who wants a future Sylvia Plath Blog???? I do!  I do!  Hopefully, I am not the only one jumping up and down yelling, "I do!"  Hmmm, how to get a future one...

Suggestions.....

*Use the comment section below to write a short story, poem, or anything using the titles listed earlier and give me approval to use it in a future blog.

*Give suggestions on what you would like to read in a future Sylvia Plath Blog.

*Leave original stories, poems, ideas, games, or anything that would be related to a Plath Blog with permission to use it.

*Use the comment section to encourage me to get off my duff & start working on it!




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Sylvia Plath once said, "I love my rejection slips.  They show me I try."   So let's all go out there and give it our best!

Write On!
-Poems & Quotes Finder




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28 comments:

  1. I like Word Search Puzzle! This is my fave activity in a spare time.

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  2. This is a great post. I love how original it is. Fun instead of just boring facts.

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  3. Whenever i get a chance i do word searches.. this is great!

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  4. You are so creative! Fun post with some great poems and quotes, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great word search. i love doing those.

    Michelle F.

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  6. I love doing word search puzzles because it keeps the mind sharp.

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  7. Daddy sings A Morning Song to the Southern Sunrise! :)

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  8. I Love These Printing Now Thank You!

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  9. I haven't done a word search in so long. This looks like a fun thing to do tonight!

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  10. I love word search puzzles! Going to see how long it takes me.

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  11. Haven't done a word search since I was a kid!

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  12. I love the quotes. Very deep.

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  13. The puzzles my mother loves. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a cool post! I love word search puzzles. :)

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  15. I used to love this word search puzzle, spent 20 minutes solving it, but I did it. LOL ... you brought back my childhood memories!

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  16. Great quotes! This is the first time I've heard of Sylvia Plath, but now I want to read more of her stuff.

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  17. You put a lot effort into this piece and I am impressed by the way you presented Sylvia Plath's work. Kudos.

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  18. I've never heard of Sylvia Plath before today. I used to be really into poems when I was in my teen.

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  19. Really love this "I
    write
    only
    because
    there is
    a voice
    within
    me that
    will not
    be still
    -Sylvia Plath" because it's so true for me!

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  20. Sylvia Plath is amazing! Thank you for this post, it was so good to read about such a great poet!

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  21. I always try to get my kids to do word searches, always letting them learn new words.. keep their minds active.

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  22. Visiting from Bloggy Bunch. Very unique post and nice introduction to Sylvia Plath. I'm not gifted in writing poems, so I'll leave that to others...lol.

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  23. Great word search puzzle, my Mom loves those. Very creative.

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  24. Word search! I can't remember the last time I did one. Fun!

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  25. I imagine that you're an avid reader. This website would be great to pass along to the budding reader. My mother in law is a retired teacher, she might enjoy it. Have a great weekend. ~Blessings

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  26. How creative you are. Word Searches are perfect for a Sunday Afternoon. I can't believe how long its been since I have done one. Thank you for the reminder to unwind :)

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  27. What fun! This would be great in the classroom!

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  28. I love your idea for a short story using the poem titles. Perfect to keep the kids occupied during the summer.

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