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O Stevie! Nicks’s Not-So-Secret-Anymore Poetic Subject

By Harriet Staff


It’s Game of Thrones! She writes Game of Thrones poetry! Madeleine Davies of Jezebel leads us through the tail-spin:

Today in celebrity news that makes PERFECT SENSE, talented sing-witch Stevie Nicks told Vanity Fair that she’s spent the last five months holed up in the enchanted hollowed-out tree that she calls a home, writing fan poems about Game of Thrones.

“Madeleine,” you’re probably saying. “Shouldn’t this gift of magical information wait for Christmas or some other special occasion? Why tell me the best thing I’ve ever heard on a random Thursday?”

I’m sorry. I just couldn’t keep it in.

Nicks tells the magazine that it’s been a rough year — her mother passed away and then she fell ill herself, leaving her housebound for a very long time. Luckily, she had GoT to distract and inspire her:

“I worked on the edit of my documentary about the making of In Your Dreams. And then I got pneumonia. With my pneumonia and my mother’s death I watched the entire first season of Game Of Thrones—so that was great! That certainly took my mind off everything.”

She adds:

“I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it—one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow. . . On Arya. . . On Cersei and Jaime.”

Unfortunately, none of these poems have been published because this world — just like Westeros — is a cruel and unfair place. Here’s one comfort: Nicks would like to write some music for the show, but to hell with it, I say. Just add her to the Game of Thrones cast. You could have her replace Melisandre the Fire Priestess and no one would even notice because they’re already practically the exact same person.

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.