Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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.)"

This is my new (and probably only) favorite poem. It's by Sylvia Plath. My friend told me she was crazy and depressed.

Unfortunately, besides the obvious, i can't make heads or tails as to what she's trying to say. I am no poet and i hate deciphering poetry...it's a waste of time to me. But whatever she's saying, it sounds good to me.

I haven't been listning to much music lately, but I've decided i'm a fan of Metric























Tabby <3

2 comments:

Yasmine said...

I love that poem, she was depressed and crazy. And a brilliant writer!

St said...

I love Sylvia Plath! I've been meaning to getting around to reading The Bell Jar. I agree with Yasmine though, she was a brilliant writer! This poem, in my perception, is all about falling in love with somebody, giving your all to them, then loosing them.