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phana-banana · 10 months ago
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I wish The Great Gatsby a very pleasant public domain.
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illustration-alcove · 2 months ago
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Classic R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps covers by Tim Jacobus.
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megairea · 5 months ago
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God, she had me by the throat, by the hip bone, by the moon. God, she hurt me with my own horns.
Natalie Díaz, from The Cure for Melancholy Is to Take the Horn; Postcolonial Love Poem, 2020
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enthymesis · 10 months ago
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Sylvia Plath, from Unpublished Poems; “Barren Woman”
Text ID: The moon lays a hand on my forehead,
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intopermanence · 2 months ago
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When others asked the truth of me, I was convinced it was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with. I was convinced of people’s need of illusion.
Anaïs Nin, from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. I: “November, 1933”
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megairea · 2 months ago
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Sarah Williams, from The Old Astronomer; Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, 1886
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enthymesis · 26 days ago
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Louise Glück, from Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems; “The Denial of Death”
Text ID: Everything is change, he said, and everything is connected. / Also everything returns, but what returns is not what went away—
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intopermanence · 2 months ago
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Oh, something is there, waiting for me. Perhaps someday the revelation will burst in upon me and I will see the other side of this monumental grotesque joke. And then I’ll laugh. And then I’ll know what life is.
Sylvia Plath, from “The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath”
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