“You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.”
– Margaret Atwood
Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. With 15 books of poems on her name, Atwood believes that many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which she has been fond of from an early age. Atwood’s work has been published in more than twenty-five countries, and she has received a number of prestigious awards for her writing, including the Booker Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Molson Award, and a Canada Short Fiction Award. A lot of Margret Atwood’s poems break the notion of women’s writing as delicate and embroidered. Her verses throw light on subjects of slaughter, mayhem, death and violence with an undertone of stark realism. Let’s celebrate Margret Atwood’s poetry and her thoughts that are real and eye opening.
You’re sad because you’re sad.
It’s psychic. It’s the age. It’s chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll
you need to sleep.
Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.
Your sadness, your …Read more »