Sylvia Plath, ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’

I love poetry, so it seemed strange to not celebrate famous poets and their poetry on my blog. Please enjoy this first poet spotlight – and read to the end for a special announcement!

“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.)”

– By Sylvia Plath.

🌸 Announcement 🌸

If you are a poet, or writer of any description, please get in contact if you’d like me to share your work on lughlana.com, or my upcoming social media channels!!! It will, of course, be subject to review, but I’d be delighted to use my platform to help get your word out. 🤗

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