"A poem is a naked person. Some people say I am a poet."
--Bob Dylan

Occasional bouts of misanthropy, but if you wear that velvet dress...
the best sentence in all the world

the best sentence in all the world

(via fal1ne)

19:47"It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you."

Ian McEwan, Atonement (via quotes-shape-us)

Our love was redder than the eyes of McCarthy.
Our love was blacklisted and strong.
Our love was a brawl in the street
with spectacles on.

Eyes of bayonet knives,
Brass-knuckle sex,
crowbar quarrels
and the nunchakus of my mouth
which I tried to use with great aplomb and theatrical flash
but always ended up knocking myself unconscious.


Derrick Brown, Cheap Rent (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

(Source: viperslang, via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

19:45"The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other."

Osho (via sarahjeanalex)


(via fatpatsuicide)

(Source: lazyyogi, via shlhvtyh)


I love the universe
And should God tempt me
To fall back into the garden,
I would flee up a spiral stair
To find peace here
Not go back there.



A rare poem from the last six months. I thought I’d left it in the library and cleaning staff had thrown it away, but I found it recently in the pocket of my coat, phew! It’s based on a dream image. Eden is somehow below and I’m scrambling desperately higher to stay on Earth.

(via its-okei)

04:43"There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that it exists."

Derrick Jensen, from A Language Older Than Words (via oofpoetry)

(via spirallingmadness)

04:40"Be silly. Be honest. Be kind."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via likeafieldmouse)
04:39"One of the fables we live by is that some day the killing will stop. If only we rid ourselves of Chinese, white men will have jobs and white women will have virtue, and then we can stop killing. If only we rid ourselves of Indians, we will fulfill our Manifest Destiny, and then we can stop killing. If only we rid ourselves of Canaanites, we will live in the Promised Land, and then we can stop killing. If only we rid ourselves of Jews, we can build and maintain a Thousand Year Reich, and then we can stop killing. If only we stop the Soviet Union, we can stop the killing (remember the Peace Dividend that never materialized?). If only we can take out the worldwide terrorist network of Bin Laden and others like him. If only. But the killing never stops. Always a new enemy to be hated is found."

Derrick Jensen (The Culture of Make Believe)

(Source: uncle-iroh, via spirallingmadness)

18:30"Fuck you for making me feel like I was unlovable."

Moriah Pearson, ten word letters to my exes #1 (via mooneyedandglowing)

(via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

18:30"You stumble along, and often the truffle dog doesn’t get to eat the truffle … he just picks it up."

John Dos Passos

(Source: theparisreview)