A collage of pictures, poetry of anything that peek my interests or appealing to be provocative.

"And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion."

—Dylan Thomas (via observando)

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  • poemsforanne:

'Chairs' by A.E. Stallings


    'Chairs' by A.E. Stallings

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  • thebridgesandtunnels:

    First Love: A Quiz
    By A.E. Stallings

    He came up to me:
    a. in his souped-up Camaro
    b. to talk to my skinny best friend
    c. and bumped my glass of wine so I wore the ferrous stain on my sleeve
    d. from the ground, in a lead chariot drawn by a team of stallions black as crude oil and breathing…

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  • "The first line really tells me a lot about the poem. If it’s about a character, that character’s whole voice will be in the first line. I don’t think any of my poems ever got written and then the first line added. The poem dictates."

    A.E. Stallings, interview in The Cortland Review. (via literarymiscellany)

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  • "

    Our nerves were frayed like ravelled sleeves,
    We cherished each our minor griefs
    To keep them warm until the night,
    When it was time again to fight;

    But we were young, did not need much
    To make us laugh instead, and touch,
    And could not hear ourselves above
    The arias of death and love.


    —from Recitative, by A.E. Stallings (via cartographe)

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  • "You can call it a fear of heights,
    a horror of the deep;
    but it isn’t the unfathomable fall
    that makes me giddy, makes my
    stomach lurch, it’s that the ledge itself
    invents the leap."

    A.E. Stallings, from “Fear of Happiness,” Poetry (March 2010).  (via literarymiscellany)

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  • "Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live."

    —Gustave Flaubert (via kushandwizdom)

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  • "Where there is love there is life."

    —Mahatma Gandhi (via kushandwizdom)

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