L. B. Mek

of self, Prioritising: oneness



this won’t do, this won’t do

chastened Plath

as I now, do


your gaze to – too, stretched

back and forth, or side-to-side

all-devouring, landscape setting;


while I pitifully, stare devotedly

with blinkered eyes

at your shadows, scraping trails


but mercifully - eventually, I grafted enough awareness

to maintain strumming, an unyielding resilience

deathless defiance of ‘these too, shall pass’: forgiveness…



© L. B. Mek

June 2020


  • Robert Haigh

    An emotive and imaginative poem, L.B. - Sylvia Plath deserves a mention, and a quote. "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again." I visited her grave (about 15 miles from my home) a few years ago, in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, England. She had great talent.

    • L. B. Mek

      Amen! indeed, she truly did
      and thankfully, she was kind enough
      to bequeath us her wisdom
      despite all the turmoil, she was battling.
      Thanks for the supportive comment, dear poet

    • Teddy.15

      Self worth is showing forgiveness, beautiful words my friend.

      • L. B. Mek

        that's the most perfectly succinct interpretation
        of all that I was trying to convey in this scribble,
        thank you! dear Poetess

      • Freni Karaluthara

        A beautiful poem. I learned Plath`s Poem: Mirror. A quote from it. "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"

        • L. B. Mek

          indeed, let us quote and celebrate her legacy
          and all our other poetess queens,
          appreciate the supportive comment
          glad you enjoyed the read

        • Neville

          such a tragic waste .. and only to be repeated over and over ....................
          a memorable post L.B and no mistake ....................N

          • L. B. Mek

            far too sadly repeated, again n again...
            still, I like to think in her poetry
            she left us those parts of herself
            she felt confident enough to share
            an intimate gift, we should appreciate!
            I know that like me you read Plath
            so I'm glad you enjoyed the read, my friend

          • Trenz Pruca

            Wonderful! Thank you.

            • L. B. Mek

              You're awesome. Thank you!

            • Goldfinch60

              That awareness is within us all if we just think about what glory there may be once the bad has passed or been forgiven.


              • L. B. Mek

                so hard to look past, sometimes
                good think we can dream it, till we can see it...
                thanks Andy, wise words

              • PrEm Ji

                ‘these too, shall pass’:... These our words can make anyone lead a hopeful life... Covid too shall pass!

                • L. B. Mek

                  thank you, dear poet

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