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attemptedconstellation:

Morning Passages by Philip Glass (‘The Hours’ soundtrack)

(473 plays)
I WAS sixteen, and I had the most terrible dreams,
And specks before my eyes, and nervous weakness.
And I couldn’t remember the books I read,
Like Frank Drummer who memorized page after page.
And my back was weak, and I worried and worried,
And I was embarrassed and stammered my lessons,
And when I stood up to recite I’d forget
Everything that I had studied.
Well, I saw Dr. Weese’s advertisement,
And there I read everything in print,
Just as if he had known me;
And about the dreams which I couldn’t help.
So I knew I was marked for an early grave.
And I worried until I had a cough,
And then the dreams stopped.
And then I slept the sleep without dreams
Here on the hill by the river.
Zenas Witt, Edgar Lee Masters 

sola-nin:

波瑠 for JILLE, 12/2013

oncealoyallover:

By William Henry Fox Talbot

oncealoyallover:

By William Henry Fox Talbot

Where are those old friends with whom in years gone by I felt so closely united? Now it seems as if we belonged to different worlds, and no longer spoke the same language! Like a stranger and an outcast, I move among them—not one of their words or looks reaches me any longer. I am dumb for no one understands my speech—ah, but they never did understand me! It is terrible to be condemned to silence when one has so much to say.

Was I made for solitude or for a life in which there was no one to whom I could speak? The inability to communicate one’s thoughts is in very truth the most terrible of all kinds of loneliness. Difference is a mask which is more ironbound than any iron mask.
—Friedrich Nietzsche, from a letter to his sister (1886)  (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: poeticsofdeath)

du4ne:

me as a prom dj

"time to slow things down a little blt"

*plays crank dat souja boy (acoustic version)*


Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. Her 1920 poetry collection A Few Figs From Thistles drew controversy for its novel exploration of female sexuality. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. (x)

Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. Her 1920 poetry collection A Few Figs From Thistles drew controversy for its novel exploration of female sexuality. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. (x)

(Source: siennajune)

glamidols:

Lou Reed

glamidols:

Lou Reed

Anonymous asks: have you ever heard exile in guyville by liz phair? i feel like you might like that album for some reason

yeah, liz phair spit on all the whiny alt-rock boys with that album. so nonchalant + cold, an unapologetic diary flung at the world. love it. 

neptunain:

go into a starbucks in NYC and say very loudly into your phone “this movie script is stale and trite! we need some new talent, someone with a fresh outlook” and wait

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artchipel:

Owen Perry aka CIRCA 1983 - Scottish Highlands
ratherfuck:

Elina Löwensohn

ratherfuck:

Elina Löwensohn

lots of interesting things read these past few days:

  • Sister Outsider, essays and speeches by Audre Lorde
  • In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, a short story by Delmore Schwartz 
  • Marion, a short story by Emma Cline
  • Ms. America, a collection of essays by various New Inquiry writers
  • Liliana, a short story by Maile Meloy
  • Ecce Homo, a book by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Labyrinths, a collection of short stories and essays by Jorge Luis Borges 
  • Nox, a poetry collection by Anne Carson
  • The Awful Rowing Towards God, a poetry collection by Anne Sexton
  • Jackleg Opera, a poetry collection by BJ Ward
  • The Book of Sand, a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Notes From Underground, a novella by Dostoyevsky
  • By Night in Chile, a novella by Roberto Bolaño
  • Black Water, a novella by Joyce Carol Oates