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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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There was a person in me – a piece of me – however you want to describe it – so damaged that she was prepared to see me dead to find peace… My violent rages, my destructive behaviour, my own need to destroy love and trust, just as love and trust had been destroyed for me… The fact that I did not value myself. I was always ready to jump off the roof of my own life. Didn’t that have a romance to it? Wasn’t that the creative spirit unbounded? No. Creativity is on the side of health – it isn’t the thing that drives us mad; it is the capacity in us that tries to save us from madness. The lost furious vicious child living alone in the bottom bog wasn’t the creative – she was the war casualty. She was the sacrifice. She hated me. She hated life.
Jeanette Winterson, from Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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So this is it – not Heathcliff, not Cathy, not Romeo and Juliet, not love laid end to end like a road across the world. I thought we could go anywhere. I thought we could be map and globe, route and compass. I thought we were each other’s world. I thought … We were not lovers, we were love.
Jeanette Winterson, from Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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When love is unreliable and you are a child, you assume that it is the nature of love – its quality – to be unreliable. Children do not find fault with their parents until later. In the beginning the love you get is the love that sets. I did not know that love could have continuity. I did not know that human love could be depended upon.
Jeanette Winterson, from Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak; “Relapse”
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "In the cold streets of night"
[Text ID: “my heart were flowing on the other side of time”]
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; “Couple”
[Text ID: “and two hearts / and two solitudes”]
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "The wind will take us away"
[Text ID: “addicted to my own despair”]
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feral-ballad · 3 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "The sun shines"
[Text ID: “I burned in the stars / I was filled with feverish stars”]
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feral-ballad · 4 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "Lost”
[Text ID: “I dance, but upon my own grave”]
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feral-ballad · 5 days ago
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U know i also feel the same somewhat and i hope u heal from things u don't talk about. ♡
i’m sorry to hear that you’re also having a rough time, love. i hope both of us do ♡
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feral-ballad · 5 days ago
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Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak; “Eat”
[Text ID: “I am trying to stop doing / things that don’t make any sense. Body, / forgive me. I am trying. I am trying. I am still trying.]
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feral-ballad · 6 days ago
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this is so cute it’s like our placements are swapped! i’m scorpio sun, capricorn moon and aquarius rising 🤍
no this is the cutest omg!!! never met anyone with the same big three, we twinning ❤️‍🩹 (never mind the fact that we’re getting the HEAVIEST moon placements ugh)
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feral-ballad · 6 days ago
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Millie Amber
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feral-ballad · 6 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "A poem for you"
[Text ID: “Here, the stars are extinguished / Here, the angels all weep”]
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feral-ballad · 6 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "Lost"
[Text ID: “I’m so weary, so silent, so nullified”]
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feral-ballad · 6 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "The Captive”
[Text ID: “I want you, yet I know I’ll never / Attain my heart’s desire in your embrace;”]
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feral-ballad · 6 days ago
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Forough Farrokhzad, tr. by Hasan Javadi & Susan Sallée, from Another Birth: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad; "The Captive”
[Text ID: “You are that pure and luminous sky, / I, a captive bird in this corner of the cage.”]
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