Wreck This Journal – Pages 152-155: Lines, Lose

 

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Pages 152-153 

Draw Lines With Your Pen or Pencil. Lick your finger and smear the lines.

 

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.)

I had just finished Ariel by Plath when I happened to be working on my journal, so thought instead of actual lines, why not smear lines of poetry? Perhaps it looks like tears.

 

 

 

Pages 154-155

Lose this page. (Throw it out.) Accept the loss.  

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” -John Green, TFiOS

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that were free to do anything.” -Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring… The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses.” -Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” -Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

“You never know what you have until you’ve lost it.” -Alyson Noel, Evermore

 

Have you wrecked your journal?

 

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