• kirkdalebookshopOn this day in 1961, Sylvia Plath wrote the poem Tulips, included in the collection Ariel published in 1965. It is one of Plath's most beloved and critically acclaimed poems and Ted Hughes stated that it was written about a bouquet of tulips Plath received as she recovered from an appendectomy in the hospital. A short time before the operation Plath had miscarried. We honour her today as part of #womenshistorymonth

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