segunda-feira, março 14, 2011

‘strong as a cobweb in the wind’


Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters
by Marilyn Monroe (Edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment)


She wrote about her divided self in the poem, ‘Life – I am of both your directions’. The phrase ‘strong as a cobweb in the wind’ may have inspired Elton John’s 1973 tribute song, ‘Candle in the Wind’ , as Marilyn’s poem was published in Norman Rosten’s Marilyn: The Untold Story that year. 

‘I exist more with the cold glistening frost,’ she continues, ‘But my beaded rays have the colors I’ve seen in paintings/Ah life they have cheated you…’

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