I felt this country only offered such things as crushes and romance to...– Miyazaki (on Spirited Away) (via hayao-miyazaki)
If you let me have my own way, I’d first reduce the amount of manga, video...– Miyazaki, in response to the question, “Do you have any ideas on how today’s children can regain their energy?” (via hayao-miyazaki)
We’ll say unbelievable things to each other in the early morning— our...– Ada Limón
Heart, we will forget him! by Emily Dickinson
poesies: Heart, we will forget him, You and I, tonight! You must forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. When you have done pray tell me, Then I, my thoughts, will dim. Haste! ‘lest while you’re lagging I may remember him!
On Being Asked for a War Poem by William Butler...
poesies: I think it better that in times like these A poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth We have no gift to set a statesman right; He has had enough of medding who can please A young girl in the indolence of her youth, Or an old man upon a winter’s night.
For all the bother, it’s the peeling away we savored, the slow striptease...– Richard Foerster
I’ve grown very hairy all over my body. I’m afraid they’re...– Yehuda Amichai (translated here by Stephen Mitchell)
Under this loop of honeysuckle, A creeping, coloured caterpillar, I gnaw the...– Robert Graves
redguard: Gothic texts available online →
I compiled this list of key 18th- and 19th- century Gothic texts available free online. The first link in each entry takes you to a version for reading on the web. The second link takes you to a page where you can download the e-book for offline reading. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Poetry 365: The Bare Arms of Trees, John Tagliabue →
Sometimes when I see the bare arms of trees in the evening I think of men who have died without love, Of desolation and space between branch and branch, I think of immovable whiteness and lean coldness and fear And the terrible longing between people stretched apart as these branches And the…
Smog in a Rural Valley? Mystery Solved →
vegetablesforbreakfast: “The smog in California’s San Joaquin Valley has puzzled scientists for years. Even though the region is largely rural and agricultural, its smog levels exceed those of densely populated cities like Los Angeles. Some have speculated that animal waste or pesticides are the cause: both emit ozone, a primary ingredient in smog. But a recent study published in the journal...
To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till...– Langston Hughes
Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty...– Margo Paine Ph.D.(Body Wars) (via tinyfactorygirl) (via grrrlstylenow) (via fleuri-anne) (via feministfury) (via rosietherioter) (via crustyriotgrrl) (via goggled1)
10 Myths Surrounding Abortion (and How to Refute... →
lookuplookup: The Ms. blog addresses myths around the legality and availability of abortions in the US: Myth 5: Abortions are readily available across the country. Fact: There are no abortion providers in 88 percent of all U.S. counties. In non-metropolitan areas, the figure rises to 97 percent.
In Prison, Toilet Paper Is the New Tampon →
abbyjean: Having reported on prison issues for the past four years, I’ve heard one recurring refrain from women prisoners: There are never enough feminine hygiene products to go around. In many facilities, women must buy pads or tampons from the prison commissary, sometimes waiting a week or more for their supplies to arrive. Women without external contacts to send them cash are out of luck. The...
Dozens Ignored a Man Dying on a Queens Sidewalk →
abbyjean: Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax’s last act may have been helping a woman who was having an argument with another man last Sunday morning in Queens. But his last hour or so was spent as a curiosity for people passing him on the street as he lay face down in blood after being stabbed several times. Mr. Tale-Yax, 31, was pronounced dead by medical workers who responded to a 911 call around 7:20...
Arizona Governor Takes Away State Domestic Partner... →
Over the waves, with the wind behind her and foam at her neck, she flew like a...– Seamus Heaney, from Beowulf. (via aubade)
poetbabble: Reading should commit us to a vision, should engage our humanity, should make us less capable of passing by. – George Steiner
/m/: 04/27; Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ode To Beauty →
Who gave thee, O Beauty! The keys of this breast, Too credulous lover Of blest and unblest? Say when in lapsed ages Thee knew I of old; Or what was the service For which I was sold? When first my eyes saw thee, I found me thy thrall, By magical drawings, Sweet tyrant of all! I drank at thy...
Poems in drawers – unpublished, poems unspoken in public circles poems which...– Annette Eick, 1975. (via aubade)
Your Nutritionista: You're Probably Not Eating... →
robot-heart: I hope you saw this coming… In honor of Coconut Week, I’m going to sing the praises of coconut milk. Whether you buy lite or regular, coconut milk can be used to concoct so many yummy recipes! But first, why should you eat more of it? Uh… it tastes amazing! It’s a…
A night without ships. Foghorns called into walled cloud, and you still alive,...– Carolyn Forché, “The Light Keeper” (via aubade)
In the wilderness, cold patients may seem to reward faster when they snuggle...– My Wilderness First Responder textbook (via vegetablesforbreakfast)
This house has been far out at sea all night, The woods crashing through...– Ted Hughes, “Wind” (via aubade)
I had no idea the elf owl Crept into you in the secret Of night. I have torn...– James Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota, Twilight bounds softly forth on...– James Wright
curling them around i hold their bodies in obscene embrace thinking of...– lucille clifton