All it takes is an idea…

12 Feb

What’s yours?

2 Responses to “All it takes is an idea…”

  1. Savannah February 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Write your life away! Observe everything and roll with it.

  2. Faith E. February 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Miss Plath.

    My professors have lectured over and over again
    A writer is to be treated with respect.
    Address the poet writer word architect by his or her last name.
    Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Tolkien, Shakespeare.

    Shakespeare for sure-
    I have never heard a student or teacher
    Throw “William” around.
    I have had teachers who would throw you out of the class like you said a four-letter word.

    Even English teachers have this respect
    I learned the first names of my high school teachers
    So I wouldn’t accidently say their first name
    Using it in vain.

    There is one exception.
    Syliva Plath.
    I have heard all of my teachers use her first name in isolation
    Syliva.

    The tone should be noted as well
    Whenever her name is spoken in a classroom
    It is pronounced with tenderness
    As if it is her birthday or funeral or award ceremony.

    The prefixes are something to mention.
    I have heard teachers call her Dear Syliva, Our Syliva, Miss Sylvia
    We rarely address her by last name alone
    But we address her with more reverence than any other author

    Why is this?

    I relate.
    Even when I introduce myself as Faith
    Somehow everyone who loves me or knows me ends up calling me Faithy
    I have had teachers, friends, bosses and Doctors call me Faithy

    What’s in a name?
    A name says everything: approachability, relationship, status
    We cannot call Sylvia Plath—Plath
    This tells us everything about Sylvia Plath: She is our friend.

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