I’ve recently been given an amazing present – a book with never-before-published thoughts, letters and poems written by one of my favourite icons – Marilyn Monroe. The book’s title is “Marilyn Monroe: Fragments” and was edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment. I found it really interesting and thought-provoking; it showed me a little bit of who this beautiful and amazing person really was…
What I wanted to share with you is one of the poems that made me stop and think for a while. It contains a motif Marilyn (or Norma Jean if you like :)) used on a number of times in her poems – the motif of life in both dorections, hence the title of this post. I hope you like it as much as I do.
I am both of your directions
Somehow remaining hanging downward
but strong as a cobweb in the
wind – I exist more with the cold glistening frost.
But my beaded rays have the colors I’ve
seen in a painting
s – ah life they
have cheated you”