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feral-ballad · 1 day
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Forugh Farrokhzad, tr. by Sholeh Wolpé, from Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad; "On Loving"
[Text ID: "Do you know what I want of life? / That I can be with you, you, all of you, / and if life repeated a thousand times, / still you, you, and again, you."]
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fairydrowning · 2 days
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Posting my favorite quotes of Bob Ross.
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notpikaman · 12 hours
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flowerytale · 11 hours
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The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1920–1923
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derangedrhythms · 3 days
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...with my head full of ghosts...
Rosemary Timperley, Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season; from ‘A Christmas Meeting’, ed. Tanya Kirk
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philosophybits · 3 days
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The power of speech has the same relation to the order of the soul as the order of drugs has to the nature of bodies. For as different drugs expel different humors from the body, and some put an end to sickness and others to life, so some words cause grief, others joy, some fear, others render their hearers bold, and still others drug and bewitch the soul through an evil persuasion.
Gorgias, Fragments, B11
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saintesorciere · 18 hours
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Your pale face used to flush easily with wine or pleasure.
— Oscar Wilde in De Profundis, originally addressed to Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas.
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apocryphics · 4 months
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lydia davis
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dionyrtal · 2 months
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"October" by Dion Anja, from Motion Sickness
You can buy Motion Sickness now!
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meanwhilepoetry · 3 months
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1. This is how the story goes. A boy raised in captivity falls in love with a sun he sees for the first time, flies too close thinking he can possess it, doesn't listen to a father's warning and plummets into the sea. His father grieves, so everyone grieves. The story is immortalised in the boy's blood, a tale passed down with silkdelicate care through eternity. 2. There is another story. In it a boy asks too many questions, lusts too much for more, dares to question his father's authority. He is banished from the skies, sent falling from the heavens but he does not die. Instead he is named ruler of all that is cruel, painful and wretched with the world. No one grieves for this boy, as he is deemed the root of all evil. 3. It is the way of the universe for boys to disobey their fathers, for children to question what they know and want more, more from their lives. 4. The way a father chooses to love after this happens is how the story is told. 5. This is the reason everyone weeps for Icarus. 6. It is also the reason no tears were ever shed for Lucifer.
Icarus and Lucifer, Nikita Gill
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sontagspdf · 9 months
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James Baldwin in conversation with Nikki Giovanni
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feral-ballad · 1 day
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Forugh Farrokhzad, tr. by Sholeh Wolpé, from Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad; "Grief"
[Text ID: "love-drunk in moonlight's embrace."]
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notpikaman · 12 hours
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fairydrowning · 1 day
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People who have art knowledge amazes me alot. Like yess, tell me about the history of sculpture and why painting is so therapeutic and why did van gogh paint starry night.
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flowerytale · 2 days
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Daphne du Maurier, from “My Cousin Rachel”
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derangedrhythms · 20 hours
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...the moon was casting those long pale rays of light that shine from the eyes of ghosts.
Alexandre Dumas, from 'The Count of Monte Cristo', tr. Robin Buss
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saintesorciere · 5 months
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— Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey), Olivia (1949)
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apocryphics · 4 months
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flannery o'connor
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