I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. Nothing more than an empty...– The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 (via yunzi)
Poetry! To be able to look a bullet in the eye, With a whiff of the bat to...– To repeat. (via itgivesitthew)
There is something mysterious in the way the earth and things exist, he says....– Charles Simic on Adam Zagajewski (via itgivesitthew)
Transformation by Adam Zagajewski
I haven’t written a single poem in months. I’ve lived humbly, reading the paper, pondering the riddle of power and the reasons for obedience. …I’ve watched sunsets (crimson, anxious), I’ve heard the birds grow quiet and night’s muteness. I’ve seen sunflowers dangling their heads at dusk, as if a careless hangman had gone strolling through the gardens. September’s sweet dust gathered on the...
…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff…...– John Green (via paper-girl)
Why I Love Poetry
pohoguidestars: Ever since the seventh grade when it was demanded that I “take this kiss upon the brow,” I have possessed an undeniable devotion to poetry. You see, writing has always been my medium of choice when it comes to self expression (unlike dance and painting – my other outlets, writing can be done anywhere, anytime). Poetry always served me best because it allowed me to write free of...
oxbridge: Psychology Today: What do you think is the most troubling general misconception about introverts? Dr. Laurie Helgoe: Wow — it’s hard to choose. I am very troubled by the tendency to define introverts by what they lack. Introversion is a preference, not a fallback plan. Introverts like being introverts. We are drawn to ideas, we are passionate observers, and for us, solitude is rich and...
oceanofmind: “Humanity i love you because you are perpetually putting the secret of life in your pants and forgetting it’s there and sitting down on it and because you are forever making poems in the lap of death Humanity i hate you” — e.e. cummings
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via ageofreason)
All human love is a dramatic enactment of the wild, reckless, unquenchable,...– Jeanette Winterson, from “The Powerbook” (neonmedua via thechocolatebrigade) (via overturetoalabasterskin)
This very heart which is mine will for ever remain indefinable to me. Between...– Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus (page 24) (via looklikerain) (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
There are all kinds of pedants around with more time to read and imitate Lynne...– Stephen Fry
If they ask you to stand still, you should dance.– Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
These days I seem to think about how all the changes came about my way.– (via arlymaulana)
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want...– Brave New World, Aldous Huxley (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike...– John Keats (via oceanofmind)