Thanks, once again, to Peter Steinberg, over at www.sylviaplath.info, for keeping me informed about all things Plath. I'll be there, just call my name, I'll be there. And meanwhile I'll be sort of dying to know which one of Plath's lines they'll choose to inscribe on her stone. Whatever one they choose (and who are they?) they'll have had to not choose a couple hundred others that would be equally deserving of the honor. I wouldn't want to be on that committee that has to choose, but if I could just choose without being on any committee I would choose this one, from "The Moon and the Yew Tree":
It drags the sea after it like a dark crime; it is quiet
with the O-gape of complete despair. I live here.
Oops ... that's two sentences; I don't know if more than one is allowed. And the visitors unfamiliar with her work would want to know right off that "it" is the moon. And I don't think think the stone's size is large enough to accommodate so many words in a pleasingly large-enough font.