4.09.2017

Women and Crows

At only 30, I smile
At you whom I abhor,
At you,
Oh I adore your golden heart.
I’d struck gold--
If only you’d hold my heart, hold
It well--

Oh! Mine own love,
Tho’ your heart be broken
‘Twas once you have been happy--
And Love, and Dreams--are not
these lovely things enough?

If love
haunts even those who dream
beneath yew trees,
then hearts
the world over are ill-prepared
for suffering wrought by seeking same.

NaPoWriMo Day 9! This is my response to Magaly’s prompt in the Imaginary Garden: TWITTER ME A GOTHIC POEM. Here we have a tweeted conversation between Sylvia Plath and Edgar Allan Poe. And me.

13 comments:

  1. I want to see this on stage. The expressions your poetry would put on the faces of the performers would be priceless. I'm smiling just thinking about it.

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  2. Oh love... no matter the century it is fraught with tragedy.

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  3. I honestly wouldn't have got involved with those two ;)

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  4. You captured their voices perfectly.. Poe seems a little at loss with Sylvia but you set them both straight.

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  5. Wowieeeee Marian!❤️ You have captured their essence so wonderfully here!❤️

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  6. Now that would have been an interesting union. LOL. I love what you did here.

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  7. Lots of broken hearts in the world aren't there? Plath 'died' at age 30. Did you realize there isn't much shade under a yew tree? It mostly grows straight up.
    ..

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  8. Oh, poor sad things – yes, you caught their voices well.

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  9. Wow! That's great. It sounds and feels like a beautiful new poem from one person. It flows so well! Have a great week! Rasz

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  10. You really painted a vivid picture of what love is like from the view of these two and given the reader a good feel of how that vision of love make up the bones of many of their works.

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  11. The voices read as authentic and I agree with Magaly. I'd love to see this read by actors.

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