Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Mad Girl's Love Song



"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)"


- Sylvia Plath
isn't she fantastic? if she'd been born a few decades later, she could have been a female Kurt Cobain. a woman from the 1950s, writing as if she were in The Grateful Dead...it fascinates me.
i hope someone buys me The Bell Jar for my birthday.

9 comments:

Scheharazade said...

This watch is lovely^-^

LaCouturier said...

thanks for stopping by!

i would scan my collages if only my stupid scanner wasn't broken =(

it' a pity plath went a bit nutso...she would have written so much more poems! i liek this one by her; the others are kinda crazy lol

Jill said...

A wonderful piece of work, sad, but very good. I love the watch and necklace!

Svenske Floyd said...

Breathtaking poem. Something of Ofelia in it!

thetinylittlegirl said...

oh lovely. really love the poem. she was amazing.

She's Dressing Up said...

I think I've lost my copy of The Bell Jar :( sad

Winnie said...

The watch is so cute. They always remind me of the white rabbit in alice in wonderland...'I'm late, I'm late!'

Ida said...

The watch is absolutely precious.

Cayt said...

I wrote about the Bell Jar in my personal statement. Have you read the Handmaid's Tale (Atwood)?

Plath's poetry is beautiful. I like Daddy best, I think.