Ladies Lazari

Ladies Lazari By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37)

Lady, Lady, Lazari
Why did you, did you
Have to die?

Lady, Lady
Her best friend
11 years later
Met your end

Horseback gallop
Into the sun
Repeated attempts
Until you were done

Lady, Lady, Lazeri
Why did you, did you
Have to die?

Under, Under
The starry sky
Her kind a garage
She chose to die

Mirror mirror
Mushroom too
Just once
I’d talk to you

Lady, Lady, Lazari
Why did you, did you
Have to die

Muses ruckus
Tulips in buckets
Poems in caskets
The dead don’t ask this

Darling darning
Sew me a sock
Smash the boat
Against the rocks

Tools tools
Oh what fools
A special language
Disobeys the rules

Silvia, Silva
What did you do
Now I can never talk to you

Anne, Anne
Where did you go
Countless you influenced
You’ll never know

Lady, Lady, Lazari
Why did you, did you
Have to die?

Ladies, ladies
Read to me
Never to die
Your poetry.

Another ode to my two most favorite poets Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.

The title is an ode to “Sylvia Plath’s poem “Lady Lazarus”. I took a little license with the name “Lazarus” and made a new word “Lazari” as in plural “Lasarus” .

My poem “Lady Lazari” is in reference to both of their suicides, but in how their poetry survives them. For those who know their bible stories Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Plath in her poem describes her multiple attempts.

Anne also wrote about this dark topic. Both of them are “Lazari” to me in that their poetry is the Phoenix of their lives that still lives today.

The words in the poems refer to poem titles and or imagery in both of their works.

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