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thoughtkick · 3 days
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as you get older, you realize that you’re not always right and there’s so many things you could’ve handled better, so many situations where you could’ve been kinder and all you can really do is forgive yourself and let your mistakes make you a better person.
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feral-ballad · 2 days
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Leonard Cohen, from Book of Longing; "The Moon"
[Text ID: "I am a poor lover of the moon."]
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leonardospoetry · 1 day
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Remember the present.
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metamorphesque · 2 days
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why did you allow this?
― Ilya Kaminsky ("Deaf Republic"), Ocean Vuong ("Notebook Fragments"), Plato, Grave of the Fireflies
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ritikajyala · 2 days
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[ID:  Do you like me?
                 
Mom says I love
you every time I 
ask if she likes me.
   
  This is a short story, it begins with a womb and ends with rage filled 
     love, it begins with a screaming and raging evening and ends with a
     heavy silence at the dinner table. My mother loves me, and there is
     nothing more to say. I love my mother, and there is nothing more to 
     say. I pray and pray that I don't become her someday. And there is
     nothing more to say. 
 
   -Ritika Jyala, excerpt from The Flesh I Burned
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perfectquote · 2 days
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You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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perfectfeelings · 2 days
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Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst.
Yara Bashraheel
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emotionalwords · 2 days
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fairydrowning · 2 days
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– Natalie Díaz, Postcolonial Love Poem
[TEXT ID: "I am doing my best to not become a museum of myself. I am doing my best to breathe in and out." END ID]
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prettyhatmachine · 2 days
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Folie à deux - Merriam-Webster definition // Dead Ringers (1988) dir. David Cronenberg // In Two - Nine Inch Nails // The Lovers (art installation) - Sneha Solanki // Vessel - Nine Inch Nails // Xolo & Cuintle (sculpture) - Xolo Cuintle // Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin
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thoughtkick · 2 days
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You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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firstfullmoon · 2 days
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Kyla Jamieson, “I Need A Poem,” in Body Count [ID in ALT]
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leonardospoetry · 2 days
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metamorphesque · 13 hours
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poetry recommendations for december
The Untrustworthy Speaker by Louise Glück
Ashes and Blossoms by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Raw With Love by Charles Bukowski
Dear [ ] by Nick Lantz
The Language of the Birds by Richard Siken
A Prayer by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Snowdrops by Louise Glück
The Road Away by Kim Sowol
From June to December: Summer Villanelle by Wendy Cope
“After My Brother's Death, I Reflect on the Iliad,” by Elisa Gonzalez
Letter to a Lost Friend by Barbara Hamby
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ritikajyala · 2 days
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...My mother loves me and there is nothing more to say. I love my mother and there is nothing more to say. I pray and pray that I don't become her someday, and there is nothing more to say.
-Ritika Jyala, excerpt from The Flesh I Burned
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