Poetry and angst

‎”I parcel out the love I have, the enormous desire to give
(which is my problem, not ‘being loved’ so much: I just
have to ‘give out’ and feel smothered when there is no being
strong enough for my intensity), …”
– Sylvia Plath, Letters Home, March 9, 1956
~via facebook

Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath

“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.)”

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  1. Pingback: audio: “listen with your mind wide open” « power of language blog: partnering with reality by JR Fibonacci

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