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Poppies in July

by Sylvia Plath Little poppies, little hell flames, Do you do no harm? You flicker.  I cannot touch you. I put my hands among the flames.  Nothing burns And it exhausts me to watch you Flickering like that, wrinkly and clear red, like the skin of a mouth. A mouth just bloodied. Little bloody skirts! … Continue reading “Poppies in July”

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Tulips

by Sylvia Plath The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here. Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands. I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions. I have given my … Continue reading “Tulips”

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Ran Outside

Hot.  Date Activity Duration Distance Calories 08-17-17 Running 40 min 4 miles 400 kcal

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Daddy

by Sylvia Plath You do not do, you do not do  Any more, black shoe  In which I have lived like a foot  For thirty years, poor and white,  Barely daring to breathe or Achoo.  Daddy, I have had to kill you.  You died before I had time—-  Marble-heavy, a bag full of God,  Ghastly … Continue reading “Daddy”

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Quote of the Day

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Ran Outside

Majorly tired legs.  Date Activity Duration Distance Calories 08-16-17 Running 40 min 4 miles 400 kcal

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Mirror

by Sylvia Plath I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful ‚ The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with … Continue reading “Mirror”

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Attended Tennis Clinic

No physical problems. Effort was pretty good.  Need to play more aggressively in this context.   Date Activity Duration Distance Calories 08-14-17 Tennis 90 min miles 500 kcal

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Lifted Weights

Usual. Date Activity Duration Distance Calories 08-14-17 Strength 30 min miles kcal

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Practiced Piano

Usual.   Practice Date Minutes 08-13-17 30

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