‘I love you,’ she whispered, ‘only you; no one but you. It was you who awoke me...– Kate Chopin, The Awakening (via wrists)
A poem that has been on my mind all day.
neelema: Allen Ginsberg, “An Eastern Ballad” I speak of love that comes to mind: The moon is faithful, although blind; She moves in thought she cannot speak. Perfect care has made her bleak. I never dreamed the sea so deep, The earth so dark; so long my sleep, I have become another child. I wake to see the world go wild.
Discovering sex was like discovering writing. It was powerful in a way I...– Sandra Cisneros, Guadalupe the Sex Goddess (via sociologique)
aceofbrains: They say I’m a beast. And feast on it. When all along I thought that’s what a woman was. They say I’m a bitch. Or witch. I’ve claimed the same and never winced. They say I’m a macha, hell on wheels, viva-la-vulva, fire and brimstone, man-hating, devastating, boogey-woman lesbian. Not necessarily, but I like the compliment. Read More
Of course, of course it’s a rampant epidemic, it’s rampant. In this country,...– Jimmy Santiago Baca (via fuckyeahchicanopower)
He plays the same note he perfected twenty-five years ago, and he acts like he’s...– Albert Murray, on B.B. King. “King of Cats” by Henry Louis Gates (The New Yorker; April 8, 1996) bQ • talk to me baby take 008 (via bluesyqueue)
If I am to write a novel the list I would most enjoy having it be included on is not the Bestsellers list, not the Top 100 Books of the Century, not the Most Important Novels, not [so and sos] Favorite Books, but the ALA’s list of 100 Most Freqeuntly Challenged Books.
Experimental Repairs: ¡Que Viva México! :::... →
exprepairs: Sergei Eisenstein shot ¡Que viva México! in Mexico in 1931 at the height of the Great Depression. The courageous financiers of this project were the author Upton Sinclair, his wife Mary Craig and a small group of their friends. They had great difficulties in keeping the production going; the…
…as the clench-fist crowd was scrambling for cultural breadcrumbs, Murray...– Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Albert Murray
I think it’s terribly important that Jazz is primarily dance music, so you move...– Albert Murray, Jazz: A film by Ken Burns (via damnedfinelion)
The Writer's Address: Belief is like a foreign... →
thewritersaddress: Belief is like a foreign substance to my body. Once it penetrates the skin, the process from recognition to rejection is almost instantaneous. It’s almost like there is an innate section of my brain, possibly the nose of a bloodhound; that can smell the bullshit before it settles in and sets camp….
Type O Negative.
soredemonao: I’m almost positive that if you weren’t like you and I weren’t like me that the two of us, would like each of us much more than we now do. You would be perfect for me you see, and I would be perfect for you too; if we were almost anyone else other than us. I’m almost positive, almost …that we would be together and happily so, at that.
You may be kind, you may be the finest, But I’ll stay behind, if...– Slaughter Me, Baby by the Deadly Gentlemen
Romila Barryman: Dirty Breakups Don't Happen... →
daydreamsonlooseleafpaper: He had the perfect case of heartbreak. Throwing words across the room, putting on his best attempt at modern shakespeare profanities just to see any reaction she’d give him. Because that’s what dysfunctional hearts do, you see. Their lodged, ungreased mechanics transforms into a beautiful…
Providing a quality service
If I was to make my living as a madam, I could not be concerned with the rightness or wrongness of prostitution, considered either from a moral or criminological standpoint. I had to look at it simply as a part of life which exists today as it existed yesterday, and which, unless there occur changes more profound than can at present be visualized, will exist tomorrow. The operation of any business...
Make Me Happy
Make me happy, my love, for I am sad. Have pity on my heart, for I am wrteched! Show your face so I can marvel at it, For that is what I yearn for in this world! Without your face my belief is unbelief. With your presence my unbelief is belief! My heart is sad without union with you. Make me happy as without you I am sad. Iraqi
Eighteen years, she got you for eighteen years, and on the eighteenth birthday...– Kanye West
The problem now, is, how are you going to save yourselves?– James Baldwin
Interview with Sylvia Plath
Peter Orr: Do you find yourself much in the company of other writers and poets?
Sylvia Plath: I much prefer doctors, midwives, lawyers, anything but writers. I think writers and artists are the most narcissistic people–well I, I musn't say this, I like many of them in fact a great many of my friends happen to be writers and artists but I must say what I admire most, or, I certainly find myself looking toward is the person who masters an area of practical experience and can teach me something. I mean, my local midwife has taught me how to keep bees while she can't understand anything I write. And I find myself liking her may I say more than most poets and among my friends I find these people who know all about boats, or know about a certain sport or know how to cut somebody open and remove an organ. Well, I'm fascinated by this, this mastery of the practical and I must say I feel as a poet one lives a bit on air and I always like someone who can teach me something practical.
"Git" by Evan Knappenberger, A. Co. 1st STB, 4th...
Lose me, allow me to die Although I am forgotten by history Posterity will judge ys As we are now Force me to defeat myself No one is watching I will not be missed As I stand now Flagellate me, sneer at me Your jests do not fall On idle ears Nor will they always Forget me, let me fail And all will be lost Destory what makes a man And you will destroy that man
No One Could Love Someone So Hideously Beautiful.
daydreamsonlooseleafpaper: She was cornered into lifetime moments of being isolated. She built islands with electrical fences and watched people claw the shoreline before being dragged back into the water by sharks. When she finally learned to pace things she realized she had made a mistake. It is a terrifying experience to watch a life extinguish by your hands. It’s even more terrifying saving...
I’m Jewish, so naturally I love Jesus. But Jesus never had to worry about the cold. He suffered, sure, suffered far worse than I, far worse than anyone–I guess that’s the price he had to pay for all those powers (no, that’s not rights)–but he never got anything more than a little bit chilly in his whole life, since it all happened in the middle of a desert. Maybe that’s why...
The hills and the sea and the earth dance. The world of man dances in laughter...– Kabir
They say “Love,” I say “Barely almost. It’s just like...– Visions in Red by Thao Nguyen One of my favorite songs still today and for the longest time.
I don’t wanna write I wanna sit in a corner I wanna sing but I don’t wanna harmonize I done forgot all about words though I just read a dictionary I wanna whirl yet stay in one place Chris, age 16, Capital City Youth Service, Tallahassee, FL
Scherhrazadeh: I rushed out of the station to call... →
scherhrazadeh: I rushed out of the station to call my father and apologize for my lateness. “No worries darling, I’ll leave the office in about fifteen minutes,” he said. I wasn’t gonna stand around and loiter on a sidewalk, my childhood days are over apparently. Walked over to the City Hall park and sat in…