Jenny Slate, Little Weirds / Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath / Felix Nadar Room, Autochrome Lumiere - Nature, Flowers / don't know / Han Kang, The Vegetarian / don't know / Ron Hicks, Embrace II from the series “Surfacing" / Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood / Andrè Aciman, Call Me By Your Name / Megal Lightell, Receding Hills, 36x36 inches
joan didion, blue nights / mahmoud darwish, memory for forgetfulness: august, beirut, 1982 (tr. ibrahim muhawi) / reginald shepherd, "the friend" / leonard cohen, selected poems / alice notley, in the pines / frank bidart, half-light: selected poems / keaton henson, no witnesses / adonis, selected poems (tr. khaled mattawa) / frank bidart, "o ruin o haunted" / christian wiman, "a field in scurry county"
1 ghost story by salman toor
3, 8 hello my twenties
2, 6, 10 leah wei in leah's fieldnotes: finding your path, creating habits, taking breaks, anxiety, recent insights (uncut candid) (podcast)
4 normal people by sally rooney
5 three girls watching tv liu xiaodong
7 jonathan decker in therapist reacts to 'a silent voice'
9 bar boy by salman toor
Do you have any favourite short love quotes/poems? I’m collecting them to put on the envelope of the Valentine’s Day card I got for my girlfriend
anon this so so sweet im....!!
"Without you I wouldn't have moved this way, to speak the language of flowers" (Vladimir Nabokov, letter to his wife Véra)
"and the miracle of her actuality, her breathing flesh, and her contact with me, / is as great a miracle as space may produce, / and so far as I am concerned, a greater." (James Oppenheim, "Love-Songs")
"You kiss the back of my legs and I want to cry. Only the sun has come this close, only the sun." (Shauna Barbosa, "GPS")
"The love I've known is the love of
two people staring / not at each other, but in the same direction." (Frank Bidart, "To the Dead")
"Perhaps to love is to learn / to walk through this world." (Octavio Paz, "Coda")
"I’ll touch you—a new world then.
Stars will move a different way.
We’ll both end. We’ll both begin." (William Stafford, "Our Story")
"To love you is to be in love with everything" (Dermot Bolger, "Ontario Terrace, Rathmines)
"my hands wanted to touch your hands / because we had hands" (Frank Bidart, "In the Western Night)
"You want to lie beside her in the darkness and whisper your truths to her: To my queen, forever is a mighty long time, but I knew you before I met you, so now we’re free. You didn’t have a home coming into this world, but you’re home now. You’re home now.” (Caleb Azumah Nelson, Open Water)
"When I don’t touch you it’s a mistake in any life, / in each place and forever." (Bob Hickok, "Other Lives and Dimensions and Finally a Love Poem)
"I love your name. / I say it again and again / in this summer rain." (Carol Ann Duffy, "Name")
"it was from the time I met you that I said yes to the world." (Paul Eluard, "Dominque Present Today")
"How do I love you?
Oh, this way and that way.
Oh, happily. Perhaps
I may elaborate by
like this and
no more words now" (Mary Oliver, "How Do I Love You?)
"It’s not myself I hand over to you—that would be too simple—what I hand over to you is yourself, yourself loved in every part." (John Berger, From A to X)
"I'll find you in the morning sun / And when the night is new / I'll be looking at the moon /But I'll be seeing you." (Billie Holiday, "I'll Be Seeing You)
"Take the space where / my heart goes / I give that to you too" (Henry Dumas, "Valentines")
"Most of all, I'd like to be a poem, to reach your heart and stay" (Nathalie Handal, "Love Letter")
"I kept fiddling with my phone through dinner
because I was fascinated
that every time I tried to type love,
I miss the o and hit i instead.
I live you is a mistake I make so often,
I wonder if it’s not
what I’ve been really meaning to say." (Jamaal May "Macrophobia: Fear of Waiting)
hanya yanagihara // twin peaks
[id: 1. “a cowboy is all the men you were afraid of when you were little, because you knew you wanted to grow up to be like them & you knew kids like you weren’t supposed to want to grow up to be cowboys.”
2. two matching images side by side in text shaped like fridge magnets reading “boys will be girls” and “girls will be boys”
3. “you should have raised a baby girl, i should have been a better son”
5. a page from a legal pad with the words “i want men and men want to hurt me” handwritten in scratchy all-caps. there are three small green leaves surrounding the words.
6. “but if i gave up on being pretty, i wouldn’t now how to be alive. i should move to a brand new city and teach myself how to die.”
7. “he thought about wanting to feel like he had been made for something more than dying.”
8. “no one is watching. so why does it have to be beautiful? you, in pain, are no closer to god than you, in the drive thru, or you, checking your email, or you, holding your own hand.”
9. “i need it hard, i’m a dead girl walking. i’m in your yard, i’m a dead girl walking. before they punch my clock, i’m snapping off your window lock, got no time to talk i’m a dead girl walking.” /end id]
silas denver melvin @sweatermuppet- hey cowboy/@transsexualista/my chemical romance- mama/silas denver melvin- “been making things with my hands again”/mitski- brand new city/maggie stiefvater- mister impossible/elle emerson @transangelicism- regarding the röttgen pietà/heathers- dead girl walking
hi, can u share some of ur fave one liners from books? something that struck u most, something that has stayed with u even after a long time of first reading it. thank u :)
“A loveless world is a dead world.” (Albert Camus, The Plague)
"Once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much." (Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things)
“Love is not consolation. It is light.” (Simone Weil, Gravity & Grace)
“Mother, heart of my heart, truly each of us is guilty before everyone and for everyone, only people do not know it.” (Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov)
“But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human.” (Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter House 5)
"His wedding gift, clasped round my throat. A choker of rubies, two inches wide, like an extraordinarily precious slit throat.” (Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber)
"(we are not single, we are one)" (Virginia Woolf, The Waves)
“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince)
“Herakles’ gaze on him was like a gold tongue. Magma rising.” (Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red)
“She needs me. She needs me more than I need untainted hands.” (Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer)
“His face, which carried the entire tale of his years, was of the brown tint of Dublin streets.” (James Joyce, Dubliners)
"What good is a writer if he can’t destroy literature?” (Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch)
“At the trial of God, we will ask: why did you allow all this?
And the answer will be an echo: why did you allow all this?” (Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic)
“It’s not that we have hope; we shelter it.” (John Berger, From A to X)