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derangedrhythms · 2 days ago
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Oh, Autumn! Autumn!—What is the Spring to me?
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Second April; from 'The Death of Autumn'
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newvision · a day ago
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— Danez Smith, Dear White America from Black Movie
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juneacademia · 4 months ago
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“you’re so pretty,” okay write poetry about me then.
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wahabibi · 2 months ago
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— Frank Bidart, from “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016; ‘In The Ruin’", published c. 2017.
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feral-ballad · 6 months ago
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Clementine Von Radics, from In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive; “You are on the floor crying”
[Text ID: “And you have been / on the floor crying / for days. / And that is you / being brave. / That is you getting through it / as best you know how. / No one else can decide / What your tough looks like.”]
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lunamonchtuna · 5 months ago
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— Amal El-Mohtar, from This Is How You Lose the Time War (via lunamonchtuna)
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flowerytale · 2 months ago
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Truman Capote, from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
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phana-banana · a year ago
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I wish The Great Gatsby a very pleasant public domain.
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lilithsorchid · 2 months ago
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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orphic-sapphira · 2 months ago
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"I think too deeply about everything. I still don't know if that allows me to see more of the world, or less of it."
— Mobeen Hakeem
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derangedrhythms · a month ago
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Sylvia Plath, Collected Poems; from 'Three Women'
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newvision · 2 months ago
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— Bob Dylan from When the Deal Goes Down on Modern Times (2006)
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juneacademia · 3 months ago
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I have loved everyone I have ever met, in all the small, slight ways they exist. You are more noticed than you know.
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wahabibi · 2 months ago
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— Frank Bidart, from “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016; ‘The Third Hour of the Night’", published c. 2017.
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feral-ballad · a month ago
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Katherine Larson, from Radial Symmetry; “Gardens in Tunisia”
[Text ID: “There are days that walk through me / and I cannot hold them.”]
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theoptia · 5 months ago
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Jean Toomer, from Cane; "Evening Song"
Text ID: Full moon rising on the waters of my heart,
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flowerytale · 4 months ago
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Ottessa Moshfegh, from My Year of Rest and Relaxation
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