I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead

Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girls Love Song, captures the depths of emotions one experiences whilst being in love, its interesting to see the comparison’s Plath makes with religion, sin and the beautiful metaphor ‘I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead’; could this just be her closing her eyes? As she blinks the world disappears and then it is reborn again, life is introduced several times, new sence develop and tingle.
Lovely don’t you think? Have a read, go on!

 

 

 

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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