I am so thrilled to have discovered some Marilyn fans out there like me, who want to read everything about her. I have almost finished reading Lois Banner's The Passion and the Paradox (highly recommended buy it or borrow it but read it!) and am half way through The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (page turner!) and I'd like to quote the first part of a Yeats poem that Marilyn read aloud once. Banner mentions it on page 286 of my hard copy of her bio:
"Never Give All the Heart"
Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that's lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.