Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In a Poetic Mood...

So...I'm thinking it's a little bit too late to post the Great Films Not on DVD for this month. Major failure. This semester is by far the hardest semester of my college career. Freshman and Sophomore year: easy, Junior year: not so much. I promise not to make any more excuses and just post more. I'm beginning to think my slacker attitude is because the one year anniversary of this blog is only a month away! I can hardly believe it!

Anyways, I've been getting into poetic moods quite a bit lately. I blame my poetry class and intro to creative writing. I was inspired last week to start writing a series of poems about tragic Hollywood stars. I've always found the lives of tragic stars to be very interesting and thought I might share one of my poems with you. This one is about Peg Entwistle who I wrote a post about a while back. Click here to read it.

This is a really rough draft. Let me know what you think!

Hollywood Sign Girl

The stage called you first,
Bright spotlight beckoning.
Champagne flowed
Like locks of your honeyed hair.
Your eyes, two north stars,
Compasses in the sky
For everyone to follow.

The intoxicating rivers
Of light became an addiction.
Your thirst yearned
For Hollywood’s halo
And so you went to the
Valley of the stars.
Fame like wind fueled

The fire of your compulsion,
But you couldn’t reach the
Stars that hung precariously

From the ceiling.
So you settled with that neon
Sign closest to the sky.
It said “Hollywoodland”and
You laughed at the irony
Of it all and left a note that read:

“I'm afraid I'm a coward. I am sorry for everything.
If I had done this thing a long time ago,
It would have saved a lot of pain."

It was the light
That called you there and from
The light you took your
Final curtain call.


Kate Gabrielle said...

That's absolutely beautiful! I'd love to read the rest of your series!

Raquelle said...

Welcome back to blogging and congrats on your upcoming anniversary. That's very exciting.

Your poem is beautiful well-done!

Don't worry about bloggging & school. I was in grad school (which is worse than undergrad eek!) when I started my blog. You do what you can, but school comes first.

Nicole said...

That was beautiful! It's a shame her life turned out that way.

Avalon76 said...

That is lovely! Have you seen the series I'm doing on silent film stars?


Keep up the great work!

Jen ^_^

Genevieve said...

Kate: Thanks! Well, its not really a series yet. I only have one other poem. I'll post it soon though!

Raquelle: Thanks, its good to be kinda back.

Yeah, I can't imagine what it would be like during grad school! I don't know how you did it!

Nicole:Thanks! I know, its so sad. She had so much promise.

Jen: Thanks! I checked out your work and I must say, its really great! Can't wait to read more : )

Shaon said...

The good one. I like the movie . I love this movie for its unconventional ways of expressing love though it has both spiritual and physical aspects.
Best of luck. I like this type of family movie most.
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