Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The poet

I bleed out on the chalk white paper.
The words glisten dark and red.
And it makes me wonder.
Is my pen the hired mercenary of my sorrows,
or my sorrows the ill-fated children of my pen?



Inspired by the life of...

4 comments:

Chandni said...

I just finished The Bell Jar by Plath and it reminded me a lot of Catcher in the Rye. But in her writing you can immediately see the poet in her, her imagery is flawless.

You're quite Sylvia-esque in this poem :)

Nivedita Agashe said...

oh nice.. i have been meaning to buy a copy of it too...hope its not too depressing though..i got really disturbed when i was reading abt her life...

and thanks... after reading her poems that seems like a huge..not to mention unbelievable..compliment :)

Chandni said...

Yup, the book may be termed as depressing by some. It's not a MUST-read book, but her style is interesting. Reading about her I learnt she was married to Ted Hughes! A poetic matrimony if ever there was one!

Nivedita Agashe said...

yeah.. i know... but i am curious to read it anyway...

you should read the poems he has written after her death abt the relationship...

disturbing, devastating and beautiful all at once...