To call and be called by name is itself a revelation.
Our name, along with our wound, records us in the world. And in our identity rests our vulnerable mortal limits. If we can be recognized, then we can be wounded. Where we have been marked is where the soft spot of our being is, where we are most finite . . . Our name is perhaps our Achilles' heel, the spot in which we are most mortal, most identifiable.
If a name spoken once is a claim, / twice is the claim undone. / Twice is love.
Karmen MacKendrick, Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions / Sandra Cisneros, from "Dulzura" / Dennis Patrick Slattery, The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh / Mary Szybist, "Yet Not Consumed", Incarnadine / Sue Sinclair, from "My Name", Heaven's Thieves / John Barton, Love Unknown: Meditations on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Jenny Slate // Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue // Pleiades, Anne Carson // Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo // @oriley42 and @earth167 (and a half) on Tumblr // Jodi Picoult from The Book Of Two Ways // The Night Vale, Episode 100, The Toast // Adam Melchor, I Choose You // Kierston White, The Chaos of Stars
franz wright god's silence: "father roger goes for a walk" \\ @ritikajyala the flesh i burned (visualiser) \\ christoffer relander first snow \\ @goodbyevitamin big star fizzing (at the turn of a new month) \\ deborah stevenson once upon a time \\ pink floyd childhood's end
@poetryatmost / raymond carter / eileen myles / a month of changes by emility / olivia larson @poetbitesback / the months by linda pastan / tuck everlasting by natalie babbitt / dear august / morning sun by edward hopper / e.j.l. /
raw (2016) // emma rebholz, no good bloodsuckers // interview with the vampire (1994) // natalie diaz, postcolonial love poem // hannibal (2013-2015) // marina tsvetaeva, poem of the end // jennifer's body (2009) // leah raeder, black iris // ginger snaps (2000) // azra t.
sandarafreedompark | rosamund hodge | venetta o. | sculpture by gian lorenzo bernini | richard siken | a softer world | anaïs nin | nicke zimov | vladimir nabokov | crimson peak, dir. guillermo del toro