Kristen Stewart is Marie Claire‘s March cover girl, and along with the great photo shoot, and the behind-the-scenes beauty secrets, the article does a great job of highlighting Stewart as a conceptual artist. More concerned with the process of acting than the final result, the article gives an interesting insight into the actress that has inspired countless online memes devoted to the lack of her acting ability and talent.
Anyone who has written poetry knows how difficult it is to share such personal work with others, so it says a lot that Stewart shares a poem she wrote while driving through Texas on a road trip with a friend. Here’s the poem for your critical literary analysis (or more than likely—derision).
My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole
I reared digital moonlight
You read its clock, scrawled neon across that black
Kismetly … ubiquitously crest fallen
Thrown down to strafe your foothills
…I’ll suck the bones pretty.
Your 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.
And I bellowed and you parked
We reached Marfa.
One honest day up on this freedom pole
Devils not done digging
He’s speaking in tongues all along the pan handle
And this pining erosion is getting dust in
And I’m drunk on your morsels
And so I look down the line
Your every twitch hand drum salute
Salutes mine …
While Stewart’s fans may have a fun time trying to decipher the poem to gain insight into the actress, her detractors will more than likely use this as another slight against her pretentiousness and embarrassing ways. Either way, sharing a personal poem with a wide audience is a brave move, and the act supports her words in the article where she talks about taking on projects that frighten her. As she tells the magazine, “If it’s not scary, it’s usually—you kind of have to step back and go, ‘You’re probably making this decision because it’s right on paper.’ But unless you get that irking fear, it’s not right.”
Check out the full interview and all the great pics on the Marie Claire site!