Pamela Anderson, Kristen Stewart, and Other Celebs Who Are Also Poetswaxing poetic
Pamela Anderson shared a poem recently, but she’s not the only celebrity who has a love affair with the page.
Pamela Anderson has a poetic tendency. The 47-year-old actress wrote a lengthy poem, which she posted to her Facebook wall, after filing for divorce on July 3 from from husband Rick Salomon.
People often confront their deepest feelings through poetry, and the outlet provides a rare window into the author's psyche that you might not find in other media. In Anderson’s poem, she confronts the issue of love:
“They fall in love-- They fall apart---
I'm not sure what the The Hells Angels have to do with it--
but they stay in the title---”
She also confronts obsession:
“Ordering sex on line-
is like ordering a book on Amazon--
and ... snooping eats you alive--
A mirrored action. obsessive love...
and her emotions—possibly guilt or shame:
“I had to get out of the room-
The velvet stuff and porcelain things
closing in on me--
What have I done...?”
Anderson’s poem is much longer, and worth reading if you are interested in seeing a different side of the actress and model from the one we see on-screen.
She isn’t the only celebrity to have dabbled in poetry writing. Actor and author James Franco’s book of poetry, "Directing Herbert White," has just been released, garnering the attention of major poetry reviewers. The book encounters the bad and good sides of fame, celebrity, and artistry—all topics Franco knows well.
“I’m a nocturnal creature,
And I’m here to cheat time.
You can see time and exhaustion
Taking pay from my face—
In fifty years
My sleep will be death,
I’ll go like the rest,
But I’ll have played”
"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart also penned a poem a bit ago, which was published in Marie Claire’s March 2014 issue. Though she told the magazine she felt embarrassed to show her poem off, she eventually did.
Stewart’s poem plays with a surrealist look at life. Maybe she was channeling her experience filming the beatnick-inspired “On the Road”?
“our nature perforated the abrasive organ pumps
Spray painted everything known to man,
Stream rushed through and all out into
Something Whilst the crackling stare down sun snuck
Through our windows boarded up
He hit your flint face and it sparked.”
Actress Amber Tamblyn has completed her third poetry collection, "Dark Sparkler," which encounters themes of dead Hollywood and will be released in 2015, according to her publisher. The book includes portraits of child star actresses, painted by Marilyn Manson.
In this poem, Tamblyn discusses the ups and downs of celebrity, as well:
“I was his dark sparkler. A tarantula on fire.
An innocent with apple juice eyes and a brain
full of famished birds.
I used to play characters. Now I am portrayed.
As a dull domestic darling. A 30 year old 80 year old.
My husband’s office phone rescinds in silence. The only offers
are from the sink’s silverfish to kill them.”