Mad Girl’s Love Song

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 Mad Girl’s Love Song
by 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.)

My cover of “Almost Lover”

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14 thoughts on “Mad Girl’s Love Song

  1. Hello Tosha!

    Long time since we’ve crossed paths,

    just in hearing your voice,

    softly touches my heart

    with visions an memories

    of you….

    Tis a sweet wet kiss,
    i place o-so-softly upon
    the back of your hand…

    chris

    Liked by 1 person

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