Tuesday, August 15, 2006

i'm rereading sylvia plath's the bell jar. i read it for the first time over a year ago and fell in love with it. i can relate to so much of what she writes about: being a 20-something woman, wanting to be a successful writer, trying to figure out men, trying to navigate a woman's role in society, and struggling with depression.

sylvia rocks, i love her.



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.)

2 comments:

A. Estella Sassypants said...

YES! My favorite Plath poem.

sojourness said...

hehe. i heart villanelles.