I think I made you up inside my head. . .

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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Sylvia Plath is fantastic. I love this poem. Although, I’ve heard many times that this poem is about faith; finding it and losing it. And maybe I am naive for thinking so, but I disagree. Once again I feel the theme of Paper Towns returning. It’s everywhere in literature! The line “I think I made you up inside my head,” to me speaks of an idea of some one that she fell in love with. She created in her mind an image of who she thought they were, but it was ultimately a facade, and that person let her down. And that one loss of something so true and stable caused her entire world to topple, sending God down from the heavens and all sorts of stuff that isn’t supposed to happen. To me, that is what the poem says. Perhaps people find in poetry what they want to find. Sort of like how horoscopes can be so vague they apply to everyone, and then we feel understood, or like our lives have a greater plan. Or something along those lines, you know. . .

I wish we had a snow-day everyday. Today was lovely.

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