gammasandgerunds: I woke in a gold dress, you, in jeans. Morning filled wine bottles in the kitchen. Fine mica glitter of fish scales and salt. Outside, it was quiet. You said: That went well, don’t you think? Sun behind you I kissed the hole in the light and said: Yes. —Rebecca Lindenberg, Love, an Index
2. Everywhere I thought I’d lost you. But you said I’m imbued in the fabric...– Mark Doty, “Where You Are” (via atomiclanterns)
gammasandgerunds: As if language could become solid. My mother’s sentences become shorter as her needs grow smaller. And then shorter still. Stone bridge with a diminishing span. Become phrases. Become single words chosen from the rubble inside her mouth: Bird! Outside! Water. Please. Tired. Tired. She has grown tired of language. On her night stand a tumbler of water on a plastic coaster and...
Sometimes when you mean hello I carry you in my left ear for days. You go with...– Wendy Xu & Nick Sturm, I Was Not Even Born When You Knew My Name (via grammatolatry)
Let sunlight mix with language and be the world.– “Outdoors and the Passion of the Grass” by Rumi, trans. Coleman Barks (via the-final-sentence)
[Everyone was at war With what it meant to be alive.] That’s why we refused to...– Terrance Hayes, from “All the Way Live” (via the-final-sentence)
Let yourself become living poetry.– Rumi (tr. Coleman Barks), from “Soul Houses” (via weissewiese)
Perhaps the way to succeed is to think of life on Earth as a colossal joke, a...– There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff (via lostinthesounds)
I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know...– Anais Nin. (via francesfarmerr)
You can find me on the moon waxing and waning. My heart full of petals, every...– -Andrea Gibson Good god this hit me right in the heart. (via loveyourchaos)
She never could get herself away from the hills and the broad sky, from the...– Jennifer Worth (via girlmeetsdream)
I want to fulfill myself in one of the rarest of destinies. I have only a dim...– Jean Genet, The Thief’s Journal (via jobefish)
Will a self. - Active, successful natures act, not according to the dictum ‘know...– Friedrich Nietzsche, from Assorted Opinions and Maxims. (via sanknow)
I love incorrectly. There is a solemnity in hands, the way a palm will curve...– “The Confession of an Apricot,” Carl Adamshick (via clavicola)
You have more freedom than you are using.– Dan Attoe (via nminusone)
[Life so far doesn’t have any other name but breath and light, wind and rain....– “What Is There Beyond Knowing?” by Mary Oliver (via the-final-sentence)
When I am dead, it will not matter how hard you press your ear to the ground.– Jo Carson, from “I am asking you to come back home” (via the-final-sentence)
My suggestion is that whenever you have to choose, always choose the unknown,...– Osho (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Someone wants to celebrate their existence and you call it exhibitionism. It’s...– Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (via tryhowandwhy)
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
Estragon: I can't go on like this.
Vladimir: That's what you think.
[look at you, cloaked in god’s skin.] only in his name could you exist so...– Warsan Shire, from “Poem to Self and Other Insecure Women” (thanks, passade)
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.– Carl Jung (via beautiful-ambition)
And when the idea of people is over we will walk right back in there and make...– Heather Christle, from “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (via the-final-sentence)
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a...– Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Something looks back from the trees, and knows me for who I am.– “Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight” by Jane Hirshfield (via the-final-sentence)
clavicola: But really. At times it’s wonderful to wallow in your melancholy, but there comes a point where you have to stand back from yourself and think — what the good fuck am I doing. So get out of bed. Open a window. Smile at the neighbors getting their mail in their bathrobes. Put on your pretty lips and your favorite dress and go for a walk and pick a flower for yourself on the way home....