Once, a girl sang this to me. Kathy’s Song...
I just want more.
And the more will kill me.
I'm just leaving this here.
Hi Suzi. I was just rereading 1000 times what you said on that picture of the people with the straight line tattoo and wish I had said it myself. I just wanted to say hi and ask you if you are happy. You seem happy and you deserve to be and I hope you are. — thingsthatdontgetlost
After agony had left his body to find another, or in search of no one, just agony on its own for once, merely cruising, something stayed, like a precipitate—grief, maybe, that’s what they said, as if such had ever been grief’s properties … Why is lying to others always so much harder than to ourselves? Yesterday, for example, starlings...
POETRY ADVISE FROM JERAMY DODDS ㄧ CV2 MAGAZINE,...
CLARISE FOSTER: There are a lot of writers out there — young and not so young — who want to be successful poets. If you could impart a bit of wisdom to help them on their way, what would it be?
JERAMY DODDS: Run, don't walk, to your library or bookstore or your favourite interweb shopping site and get some poetry to read. No, read more, and read everything. Yes, even the stuff you are too cool for and even the stuff that's too cool for you. Write as if no one's watching. Then edit as if everybody is watching. Then get people, who may not even like you, to edit and read your work. Hell, get five or six of them to do it. Actually, it's better if they don't like you in the least. Then, when you're feeling ready to send them out, you're not really ready. So edit them some more. Throw a bunch of them out. Watch some Godard films. Then, as some point, send them to places like "The Paris Review". And the next thing you know you'll be on a bed in some fancy hotel room rolling around in rejection slips. You never know, it could happen.
I took the Metro to Cité. I walked past Notre-Dame and thought of the hunchback...– Jeannette Winterson, “All I Know About Gertrude Stein”
The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and...– Ursula Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
For me, queer means radiant darkness, radical love, and a million and one ways...– Edward Ndopu
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. a kind of psychological exoskeleton that can protect you from pain and contain your anxieties, but always ends up cracking under pressure or hollowed out by time—and will keep growing back again and again, until you develop a more sophisticated emotional structure, held up by a strong and flexible spine, built less like a fortress than a cluster of treehouses.
On the road, we sleep, just as well, exhilarated about leaving the equilibrium...– Michel Serres, The Five Senses (via eideticfields)
He’d graduated from the University of Michigan a couple of years before....– A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
He spoke of human solitude, about the intrinsic loneliness of a sophisticated...– Nicole Krauss, Man Walks into a Room (via dreamof-horses)
from Eliza Griswold, "Ruins"
poetryeater: Here’s a flock of tourists in matching canvas hats. This year will take from me the hardened person who I longed to be. I am healing by mistake. Rome is also built on ruins.
You tried to change didn’t you? closed your mouth more tried to be softer...– “For Women Who Are Difficult to Love,” Warsan Shire
Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo....– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
jessieflux: My professor told us that he had a childhood friend who was with a woman for a long, long time, and he loved her very much, and they had children together, and then one day she just threw him out. He saw her recently and she was struggling to explain to him why she had done it, why she had suddenly rejected the love of this man she had spent her whole life with. “Let me try,” my...
A measurement of time in which dogs live without regret or desire to enhance their reputation and personal worth. An idea designed to shelter contentment and regulate fretfulness. A request for calm and further reflection. A pause or hesitation used as a defense against a horrid memory or fear of the corner. A stall for time in order to regain one’s reasonableness and...
disturber-magazine: Koen Hauser Learn to love yourself was created as part of a video installation on the occasion of the exhibition Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen. The installation of 9 video’s fills the space with a cacophony of alienating sounds and images on the plasticity and poetry of the human body.
Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we...– Mario Vargas Llosa (via mythologyofblue)
When she told him about her cemetery walks, he gave a shiver of disgust and...– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being