Their Sex Life by A.R. Ammons
alphabetbones: One failure on Top of another.
clavicola: My ghosts sit in empty chairs around the dining room table. They drink glasses of mulled fog and watch me with patient eyes, knowing that one day I’ll have to look them in the eye and ask that they leave, that one day I’ll have to clear the table and make room for the ones that I love too much to lose.
After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and...– Paulo Coelho (via makethemdream)
…it takes your sleeping self years to catch up to where you really are. Pay...– Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver (via thechocolatebrigade)
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.– T. S. Eliot (via pavorst)
jslr: What does poetry mean to you? Poetry Loves Company event, 01/12 (by Danielle Shaw) …. With so many poets in the room, it felt criminal to waste the opportunity to make something. Cue filmmaker Danielle Shaw, a Canon EOS 500D, and a few willing guinea pigs with opinions on poetry. Thanks to Woolfson & Tay (the bookshop, café and gallery space that hosted the event) and...
We cannot occupy each other’s throats with each other’s lives, We...
When things fall apart, the broken pieces allow all sorts of things to enter,...– Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet (via thresca)
Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are...– Anneli Rufus (via aubades)
This was a snapshot of what my own deep friendships could lead to:...– Transformation and Transcendence: The Power of Female Friendship
What’s the worst thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now. You’re...– Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women’s Guide To Why Feminism Matters. By Jessica Valenti (via sauriaids)
Speak every time you stand so you do not forget yourself.– Anis Mojgani (via hoshi-howls)
Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day Poetry... →
nadiasf: 30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 1- Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name. Day 2- Who was the last person you texted? Write a five line poem to that person. Day 3- Find… Challenging myself with this.
Composing the best identity for myself by grieving over the amount of dust in the room. Shorts, over-sized headband, clumsy vacuum maneuver, Tom Mcrae playlist, and dust bunnies dust dust bunnies. One more bookshelf to go. #nowreading The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell Einstein & Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc by Arthur I. Miller Horrible...
What is behind the curtain is only interesting if the curtain can be pulled...– The Siren Call of Logical Positivism (via scipsy)
A word that does not exist in the English...
shiverswithwanting: Ya’aburnee Arabic – Both morbid and beautiful at once, this incantatory word means “You bury me,” a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
And wait; surely we are waiting also.– Qur’an 11:122, translated by M. H. Shakir (via touba)
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest...– Jonathan Safran Foer (via thelittlephilosopher)
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.– Lana Turner (via rulesformyunbornson)
fuckyeahreading!: On Why I Like To Read. →
fuckyeahreading: …. Books were more fun and interesting than people to me too at first. But, well, people wrote books. So the magic behind those lies in all of us. You said people run and books stay. But books stay because you own them. I could never own a person, and there’s a charm in that. … Books have wonderful surprises, but they are archived. I’m not suggesting you go bungee...