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July 15, 2009

Sylvia Plath was begining to think there was a God. From AustroGerman stock she was begeistert by Walt Whitman so via Ralph Waldo Emerson tenuously linked to Henry Ford and that part of rural Michigan where earthly heaven could be strolled into. The poem The Thin People tells of her Weltanshauung although not explicitly.

America with it’s Wilderness and space separated by deserts (depicted by Georgia O’Keeffe) could be viewed (construed) without visual biggotry as a heavenly place. American Superrealist paintings around Denver are as pure as the mountain rivers as depicted by Andrew Wyeth in watercolour.

Everyman implies that only good deeds could survive human death and therefore implies there is no Resurection.

Following SPs poem Sculptor (1958) illustrates that despite the obvious evidence of a Creator it may be difficult to materialise once dead. Sylvia Plath in Sculptor (1958) indicates towards the end of the poem that although there is an obvious desire for Resurection from the currently living spirits may not be able to Return from The Other side. Even from Arundle chapel Reincarnation may be nigh on impossible.

Glide off the pure chalk cliff Beachy Head or Seven Sisters in a black cape and prove it one way or another but there is no turning back. This is a good cycling stretch and now in a National Park.

Sylvia Plath thought that Great Voices spoke through The Great Living. This is logical and plausible at a stretch.

The Great Voices through which Spirits Speak. Some may be Artists expressing through Works of Art.

1. Sylvia Plath
2. Max Ernst
3. William Shakespeare
4. Harald Shipman/Adolf Hitler
5. Casper David Friedrick
6. Rene Magritte
7. Vincent Van Gogh
8. Robert van der Graves
9. Ridley Scott
10.Leonardo da Vinci
11.Alfred Hitchcock
12.Lawrence Olivier
13.St. Augustine
14.John Knox
15.Elizabeth I
16.Andrew Wyeth
17.T.S. Elliot
18.Robert Zimmerman
19.Oriana Falachi
20.Jimmy Darkie