You only live once… Mae West Quote

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West    

My Love Obsession by Michael Bankole Joseph

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My Love Obsession by Michael Bankole Joseph Knitted into every fiber of my being Arousing an intense passionate craving in my flesh Kindling an insatiable thirst within my soul Igniting a consuming flame of desire upon my heart. Let me … Read More

I know I am but summer to your heart (Sonnet XXVII) by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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I know I am but summer to your heart (Sonnet XXVII) by Edna St. Vincent Millay I know I am but summer to your heart, And not the full four seasons of the year; And you must welcome from another … Read More

One day the sun admitted… by Hafiz

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One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing … Read More

When We Two Parted by Lord Byron

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When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years, Pale grew thy cheek and cold, Colder thy kiss; Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this. The dew of the morning Sank chill on my brow— … Read More

The Girl I Used To Be by Pia Andersson

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The Girl I Used To Be by Pia Andersson My tree will know it all the tree of my childhood with the endless branches and the many whispers My tree remembers the girl with the wind in her hair the … Read More

Long Distance II by Tony Harrison

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Long Distance II by Tony Harrison Though my mother was already two years dead Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas, put hot water bottles her side of the bed and still went to renew her transport pass. You … Read More

Emily Dickinson – It’s All I Have to Bring To-day

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Emily Dickinson – It’s All I Have to Bring To-day It’s all I have to bring to-day, This, and my heart beside, This, and my heart, and all the fields, And all the meadows wide. Be sure you count, should … Read More

Pablo Neruda – Gentleman Alone

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Pablo Neruda – Gentleman Alone The young maricones and the horny muchachas, The big fat widows delirious from insomnia, The young wives thirty hours’ pregnant, And the hoarse tomcats that cross my garden at night, Like a collar of palpitating … Read More

Alone by Maya Angelou

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Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make … Read More

Kenneth Patchen – Where?

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WHERE? by Kenneth Patchen There’s a place the man always say Come in here, child No cause you should weep Wolf never catch such a rabbit Golden hair never turn white with grief Come in here, child No cause you … Read More

A Valentine by Edgar Allan Poe

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This Valentine Poem from Edgar Allen Poe was originally titled “To Her Whose Name Is Written Below.” The poem was for Frances Sargent Osgood and her name is within the poem. To find the name, take the first letter of … Read More

To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime. We would sit down and think which way To walk and pass our long love’s day. Thou by the Indian … Read More

At First Sight by Robert Graves

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At First Sight ‘Love at first sight,’ some say, misnaming Discovery of twinned helplessness Against the huge tug of procreation. But friendship at first sight? This also Catches fiercely at the surprised heart So that the cheek blanches and then … Read More

Emily Dickinson – I Held a Jewel in My Fingers

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Emily Dickinson – I Held a Jewel in My Fingers I held a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep The day was warm, and winds were prosy I said, “Twill keep” I woke – and chide my honest … Read More

Between two evils… quote by Mae West

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“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” -Mae West

Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou

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We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories … Read More

Empty Space By Amrita Pritam

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Empty Space By Amrita Pritam Translated from the Punjabi by D.H. Tracy & Mohan Tracy There were two kingdoms only: the first of them threw out both him and me. The second we abandoned. Under a bare sky I for … Read More

Percy Bysshe Shelley – Music, When Soft Voices Die

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Percy Bysshe Shelley – Music, When Soft Voices Die Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory — Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves, when the rose is dead, Are heap’d for … Read More

The Moon is a loyal companion… quote by Tahereh Mafi

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“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, … Read More

Frantisek Halas – Confession

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Frantisek Halas – Confession Touched by all that love is I draw closer toward you Saddened by all that love is I run from you Surprised by all that love is I remain alert in stillness Hurt by all that … Read More

Anis Mojgani – Shake the Dust

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This is for the fat girls. This is for the little brothers. This is for the school-yard wimps, this is for the childhood bullies who tormented them. This is for the former prom queen, this is for the milk-crate ball … Read More

Boris Pasternak poem translated by Alex Miller

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Regina Spektor sings this beautiful poem in russian at the end of her song “Apres Moi”. Listen to the song and read the lyrics here: http://www.madgirlslovesongs.com/regina-spektor-apres-moi/ February. Get ink, shed tears. Write of it, sob your heart out, sing, While … Read More

Henry Rollins quote about Writing

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“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over … Read More

Oscar Wilde Quote about his Diary

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I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. ~ Oscar Wilde

Emilie Autumn – Close

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I had you so close And you didn’t even know I cherished every turn of your voice And thrilled when you laughed And died at each offered word Which meant you didn’t long to leave And I tried not to … Read More

He Who Hesitates… quote by Mae West

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He who hesitates is a damn fool ~ Mae West

La Vita Nuova

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La Vita Nuova In that book which is My memory . . . On the first page That is the chapter when I first met you Appear the words . . . Here begins a new life – Dante Alighieri

When I’m Good… quotation by Mae West

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When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better. ~ Mae West

For a Brookline Lady I Love by Etheridge Knight

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For a Brookline Lady I Love So / zoom / your Special Spot On / to Golden Greece— Drink wine, dance—find release From the Tight. (But do not Forget me, please.) And when the warm blanket of night Covers the … Read More

Tom Waits reads The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhM-Dm2PHHo

your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats darkness. be on the watch. … Read More

Raw With Love by Charles Bukowski

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little dark girl with kind eyes when it comes time to use the knife I won’t flinch and i won’t blame you, as I drive along the shore alone as the palms wave, the ugly heavy palms, as the living … Read More

the goodreads girl by Dale Nash

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I found this delightful poem called “the goodreads girl” by Dale Nash on Tumblr. dalenashwritesthings: there’s a girl on my goodreads page and she reads two books a week. i’m not talking novellas, i mean full-blown, tiny print epics of … Read More

He Asked About the Quality by C. P. Cavafy

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He Asked About the Quality by C. P. Cavafy translated by Aliki Barnstone He came out of the office where he was employed in an unimportant and poorly paid position (up to eight pounds a month, with tips); when he … Read More

Def Poetry: Sarah Kay

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Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Def Poetry: Sarah Kay lyrics to Hands: people used to tell me that i had beautiful hands told me so often, in fact, that one day i started to believe them until i asked my … Read More

Quote / Photo about Good Intentions

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I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. ~ Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking

Hope is the thing with feathers

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Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the … Read More

Bird-Understander By Craig Arnold

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Of many reasons I love you here is one the way you write me from the gate at the airport so I can tell you everything will be alright so you can tell me there is a bird trapped in … Read More

Marilyn Monroe quote about a lover

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“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Charles Bukowski – Cause And Effect

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Charles Bukowski – Cause And Effect the best often die by their own hand just to get away, and those left behind can never quite understand why anybody would ever want to get away from them

Matthew Arnold – The Buried Life

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Light flows our war of mocking words, and yet, Behold, with tears mine eyes are wet! I feel a nameless sadness o’er me roll. Yes, yes, we know that we can jest, We know, we know that we can smile; … Read More

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon Lyrics All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel. All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save. All … Read More

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