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soracities · 5 months ago
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John Banville, The Sea 
[Text ID: “The past beats inside me like a second heart.”]
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thebluesthour · 2 months ago
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The autumn sun fell slantwise into the yard, making the cobbles bluely shine, and in the porch a pot of geraniums flourished aloft their last burning blossoms of the season. Honestly, this world.
John Banville, The Sea
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sak-am8 · a month ago
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–Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier
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uisc3 · 9 months ago
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Along these ways, grasses hummed their old tunes, blackthorns pointed their warnings, and every well held the memory of human desire. Maybe I was a strange child, feeling the constant hum of the past just beyond me, real as a bee, or maybe every child shares that feeling. All I knew was that I felt safe, there, in the echo of their company.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa, A Ghost in the Throat
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twostarsinonesphere · 2 years ago
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gotta say c.s. lewis had some pretty bomb titles. the voyage of the dawn treader? a grief observed? the abolition of man? out of the silent planet? 'til we have faces? that hideous strength? all vivid, interesting, and eye-catching. good job, jack - you came up with great titles.
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flores-et-dracones · 10 months ago
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I feel it so strongly here, her echo. This is our beginning.
- Doireann Ní Ghríofa, A Ghost in the Throat
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thebluesthour · 8 months ago
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And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky, Has awakened in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die.
W. B. Yeats, from “The White Birds”, The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats
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sak-am8 · a month ago
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– Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier
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weekendsareforwine · a year ago
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“It was a relationship, and also not a relationship. Each of our gestures felt spontaneous, and if from the outside we resembled a couple, that was an interesting coincidence for us. We developed a joke about it, which was meaningless to everyone including ourselves: what is a friend? we would say humorously. What is a conversation?”
Racebent Conversations with Friends 
Kiersey Clemons as Frances 
Ruth Negga as Melissa 
Patricia Allison as Bobbi
Oscar Isaac as Nick 
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To Have To Shoot Irishmen, Lizzie Nunnery // Easter 1916, W.B. Yeats
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twostarsinonesphere · a year ago
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1914 - education in england - c.s. lewis
but homer came first. day after day and month after month we drove gloriously onward, tearing the whole achilleid out of the illiad and tossing the rest on one side, and then reading the odyssey entire, till the music of the thing and the clear, bitter brightness that lives in almost every formula had become part of me.
for @willgrahamswillgraham
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flores-et-dracones · a year ago
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- Eavan Boland, This Moment
- Sappho, Fragment 104a (trans. Carson)
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How extraordinarily beautiful the world could be and all the creatures in it, excepting mankind.
Eugene McCabe, Death and Nightingales
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