I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see...– Egon Schiele (via weissewiese)
Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.– Jack Gilbert, from “Failing and Flying” (via weissewiese)
weissewiese: Courtney Preiss, Five Fantasy Exit Strategies 1. Run away to Brooklyn. Rent an apartment with a claw-footed bathtub. Commute to Manhattan during the week and put in hours at a menial publishing job. Drive home to New Jersey on weekends to swim in the pool and cry to your mother. Smoke Gauloises on the fire escape. Let yellowing issues of Rolling Stone and Vogue pile into a...
my soul, you were in the ether with all the other scattershot suns– Paul Celan, from “Glottal Stop” (via weissewiese)
in the library, by charles simic
weissewiese: There’s a book called ‘A Dictionary of Angels’. No one has opened it in fifty years, I know, because when I did, The covers creaked, the pages Crumbled. There I discovered That angels were once as plentiful As species of flies. The sky at dusk Used to be thick with them. You had to wave both arms Just to keep them away. Now the sun is shining Through the tall windows. The...
[I am not sorry.] I sing.– Rebecca Lindenberg, “Litany” (via the-final-sentence)
[Lovers in cars, delivery trucks make leaves tremble along the roadside.] If...– Yusef Komunyakaa, from “Night of the Armadillo” (via the-final-sentence)
Now, I felt I had to go through our past plans about our future and undo it all....– Elissa Bassist, “The Never-to-Be Bride” (via leopoldgursky)
[Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.” The...– Mary Oliver, from “When I Am Among Trees” (via the-final-sentence)
[You will fall out of love. You will fall in love. You will fall out of love....– Fielden Nelson, from “Failure Map” (via the-final-sentence)
[Like you, I took the true path to be half fog, half rumor beneath my feet.]...– Thomas Centolella, from “Mentor”, in Views from along the Middle Way (via gabrielxtc)
You accept that other people are going to try to force you into certain...– Paper Darts: ART LIT - Literary Magazine - Interview: Roxane Gay (via leopoldgursky)
[May my name be in the textbooks Of children playing in the street. When...– Anna Akhmatova (trans. D. M. Thomas), untitled piece from 1913 (via the-final-sentence)
When someone knocks on the door, Think that he’s about To give you something...– Robert Bly, from “Things to Think” (via the-final-sentence)
But for us the road unfurls itself, we count the words in our pockets, we...– Denise Levertov, from “September 1961” (via the-final-sentence)
She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been...– Michael Ondaatje (via flentes)
And some who are born live only for minutes, others for two, or for three,...– Sharon Olds, from “Everything” (thanks, wearingtheink)
zaedilux: in my head, we’re a symphony. breathing. beating. bright. better. and i’m reckless in your arms. desperate when you go. and in my head, we’re a tale of two cities. blue blue blue sky and sea between us. crackling static nine thousand miles away but you’re my surround sound. and i look out into the night to find you. and in my head, where are you and where to, blue shoe?
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.– Helen Keller (via simtan)
weissewiese: the right of blue parades, the way of endless wolves, the third of loveless quarrels, the throw of gentle shoves, the thrust of thigh on thigh, the must of eyebrow glue, the might of lifeless green, the make of neural goods, the fine of turning keys, the tumble of lost prints, the raise of rich champagne, the never of here and now, the half of clear ambition, the hope of feathery...
You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing,...– Mahatma Gandhi (via yearslater)
The ocean was on the right, the moon above, life — like death — ahead.– Yuri Andrukhovych (tr. Sarah Luczaj), from “California Dreaming” (via weissewiese)
i would give away the night sky to keep you safe (via topographe)
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the...– Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams (via girlwithoutwings)
everyone: it's just a video game
you: YOU KNOW NOTHING