Red For Anger, Green For Peace

Red For Anger, Green For Peace

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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"I am a victim of introspection." Sylvia Plath

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I was never the apple

of her pained heart

more like the Ishtar apple

bitter on one side

sweet on the other

in her poisoned mind

of which the hallways 

are decorated with wreaths

for the many dead she collects

I once wanted to lay flowers

in the cold, sterile maze

of her turbulent thoughts

to let beauty resuscitate

her lifeless eyes

only years later

I realise

there is no light to be found

only death that clutters her mind

funereal, she has become lost

a fragment in distortion

she will never truly see

me

©2017 PoppySilver


© 2017 Poppy Ruth Silver



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This is a wonderful tribute but also a superb write in its own right. I love the illusions to Ishtar and the metaphorical travel through Plath's mind.
As an aside, although I love Ted Hughes he doesn't really make me proud of my sex in his relationship with Sylvia Plath.
A strong poem about what was ultimately a flawed but beautiful human being.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

That is a great reminder...flawed but beautiful...something to think on there, thank you Ken! :)



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I like the intensity of this piece becuz it reflects the way it can feel for a person who is ready to "end it all." I like the way "green" and "red" (from the title) could represent the two main types of apples. The quote from S.Plath is an excellent one & it goes along with your message, showing how the depressed person can be tangled in a trap of introspection. Gracefully stated, this message of hopelessness!

Posted 7 Months Ago


the human mind is very strong, especially when it is afraid to let go of negative points of view...very well written poem, my friend :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

The mind is indeed a trickster of the finest strength at times, thank you Cascara :)
I admire the use of color here with your words conveying the emotion.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

Thank you Josie, much appreciated :)
This is a wonderful tribute but also a superb write in its own right. I love the illusions to Ishtar and the metaphorical travel through Plath's mind.
As an aside, although I love Ted Hughes he doesn't really make me proud of my sex in his relationship with Sylvia Plath.
A strong poem about what was ultimately a flawed but beautiful human being.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

That is a great reminder...flawed but beautiful...something to think on there, thank you Ken! :)
This poem stands on its own two feet at once angry, sad, defiant, and truly empathetic. It is always a pleasure to read you.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

Thank you Lyn, I really appreciate that :)
You can never find something which was never there. All the time wasted would be nothing but futile.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

And time is a precious thing :) ♥
a great expression of thoughts

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

Thank you wordman :)
Being in love
And living through love
are two distinct things
Watching it is something of a joy
Being in love can mean trouble for some

I love this poem
Could say it speaks to me right now

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

I am glad you found it relatable, thank you :)
dear Poppy...there are many symphonies that create drama.
There are times when simple notes of music create peace and soothe our soul. Anger needs a cradle to rest and
experience the calmness of twilight and
sunsets in lullabies and stars that twinkle like diamonds in the sky.
truly, Pat

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

Such beautiful thoughts Pat, thank you very much :)
Sylvia was brilliant, her introspection a sharp sword like pen.... I found your poem Poppy to have several themes, one a wonderfully expressed tribute to and for Sylvia...

and another that could be seen as self introspection, that bitter/sweet, or green/red side we have and expressed in those last words- "she has become lost/ a fragment in distortion/ she will never truly see/ me"...

from the outside looking in, we can see the "me" of Sylvia in her words and in your poem, we can see you Poppy... no distortion...

redzone

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

9 Months Ago

Thank you hon, you see so many tones and shades...love n light :)
redzone

9 Months Ago

Yes, true, but mostly, I see you Poppy.... ;0)

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