Sylvia Plath “Lady Lazarus” Poem Animation Movie


Heres a virtual movie of the very gifted but tragic Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) reading her stunning poem “Lady Lazarus”. Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” is a dark and angry poem about her experience surrounding her third attempt to kill herself and her agony of being reborn. The poem is extremely depressing both in the language used and in the subject, yet it is nothing short of powerful and beautiful. Kind Regards Jim Clark All rights are reserved on this video recording copyright Jim Clark 2008 Lady Lazarus I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it—– A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?——- The nose, the eye pits, the full set of teeth? The sour breath Will vanish in a day. Soon, soon the flesh The grave cave ate will be At home on me And I a smiling woman. I am only thirty. And like the cat I have nine times to die. This is Number Three. What a trash To annihilate each decade. What a million filaments. The Peanut-crunching crowd Shoves in to see Them unwrap me hand and foot —— The big strip tease. Gentleman , ladies These are my hands My knees. I may be skin and bone, Nevertheless, I am the same, identical woman. The first time it happened I was ten. It was an accident. The second time I meant To last it out and not come back at all. I rocked shut As a seashell. They had to call and call And pick the worms off me like

21 thoughts on “Sylvia Plath “Lady Lazarus” Poem Animation Movie

  1. I am not used to seeing such quality stuff on youtube. I need to see your other offerings !

  2. “I eat mine like air..”

    You can almost taste the bitterness in her words.

  3. Very sad. So glad I don’t have depression. Her poems really give an insight to the illness.

  4. This is, in my opinion, the perfect poem. Dark, subtle, imbued with fantastic line after fantastic line, and so insightful about the nature of mental illness and suicide. Everything flows brilliantly, and it’s terrifying without being at all grotesque or profane. Such a damaged but beautiful woman, was this Ms. Sylvia Plath.

  5. wow, i came across this poem in a book of poems for teens…it is so powerful…incredible.

  6. the poem is quite gruesome of course, it focuses on death and the nature of it if it had no human perception to describe it from. Sylvia Plath was very morbid, i’d find it difficult to write about this kind of work without being utterly depressed

  7. omg…You are definitely giving me chills, at the same time i find this soo fascinating. Thank you.

  8. The uncanny-valley of this talking animation makes the images of resurrection in this poem a lot more…. creepy.

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