I was blown away when I read this article on Brain Pickings. We all know Marilyn Monroe, no need to go off on how iconic she is, but have you ever read her poetry? When I took a look at the thoughts that went on in her head I was taken aback by all her hidden complexity. I even got goosebumps! It’s sad, actually, to be so misread by everyone. I feel like we’ll never truly know Marilyn Monroe, what with an image that’s stifled so much of her. Here are my two favorite poems of hers, courtesy of BrainPickings.org. Read them in the context of her life’s story and they shine new light on all you thought you knew about her. Read them in the context of your own story and it shines new light on that, too. Especially the first one. Really look at the first one.
Not too shabby, Marilyn.
one’s own truth is just that really — one’s own truth.
We can only share the part that is
is often taken for sheer stupidity
but since it is not a sincere world –
it’s very probable that being sincere is stupid.
One probably is stupid to
be sincere since it’s in this world
and no other world that we know
for sure we exist — meaning that –
(since reality exists it
since there is reality to deal with
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