Hear dawn take her first breath

This was also the month (January 1949) Mr. Crockett famously rounded up his charges to watch the sun rise over Babson Park and recite poetry. Sylvia wrote, “The early hour was so that everyone could hear ‘dawn take her first breath’ and thereby reach a higher ‘kinship with infinity.’

— Heather Clark, Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Knopf; October 27, 2020)


Notes:

  • Plath was 16 years old at the time she wrote this.
  • Photographs: DK @ Daybreak. Jan 5, 2021. 6:43 to 7:20 am. 33° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford CT. More photos from this morning here.

Comments

  1. Some people have a gift with the written word – as Plath did… and some have a gift with the camera – as you do.

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  2. She would have been delighted with your early morning daybreak ‘show’!!!
    Everything I ever read by her is just underlining her exceptional command of language and her incredible mind to put it together in words.

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  3. Beautiful in every way. Kinda takes my breath away. 🦧

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  4. So pretty! I love these pics.

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  5. Wow!!!!!

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  6. how does a 16-year old learn to write like that?!

    beautiful photos…

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  7. Wow! The photos!

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  8. Ohmygosh, DK, this is lyric. It certainly took my breath away!!

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  9. Wow Wow Wow – your ability to capture the beauty is profoundly moving.
    And Plath’s ability to express the unfathomable mysteries of life was gone too soon.

    And how fascinating. I just posted about breath in the morning with a photo of the view upriver from where I stand each morning on the bridge I see when sitting at my desk.

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  10. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Early dawn – a beautiful spectacle!! … ” “The early hour was so that everyone could hear ‘dawn take her first breath’ and thereby reach a higher ‘kinship with infinity.’ — Heather Clark, Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Knopf; October 27, 2020).

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  11. so powerful

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  12. niasunset says:

    what a beautiful moments into the colours…. Great photographs. Thank you dear David, Love, nia

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  13. I love the colour, but the photo that appeals to me most is the first one with the small streak of red (or orange).

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  14. Love Plath, love the first breath of dawn, love your captures of them all!! 🙂

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  15. Miracle, all of it!

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