“Without you the instruments would die.
One sits close beside you. Another takes a long kiss.
The tambourine begs, Touch my skin so I can be myself.

Let me feel you enter each limb bone by bone,
that what died last night can be whole today.

Why live some soberer way, and feel you ebbing out?
I won’t do it.

Either give me enough wine or leave me alone,
now that I know how it is
to be with you in constant conversation.”
— Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)
“It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. For some reason when two people sit together looking out at it, they stop caring whether they talk or stay silent. You never get tired of watching it. And no matter how rough the waves get, you’re never bothered by the noise the water makes by the commotion of the surface — it never seems too loud, or too wild.”
Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi  (via petrichour)

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Sonnets To Orpheus, Part Two, XII

Want the Change. Be inspired by the flame
Where everything shines as it disappears.
The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so much
as the curve of the body as it turns away.

What locks itself in sameness has congealed.
Is it safer to be gray and numb?
What turns hard becomes rigid
and is easily shattered.

Pour yourself like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins.

Every happiness is the child of a separation
it did not think it could survive. And Daphne, becoming a laurel,
dares you to become the wind.


RAINER MARIA RILKE
(translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy)

Photo credit: Ibai Acevedo

This thing that I want,
I wish I could turn it into a pigment I could use.
I would paint my whole life with it.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Arthur Rimbaud (1854 - 1891)
One of the most famous french poets. He wrote the biggest part of his work between 16 and 20 years old and then gave up because he understood he would never be able to write a poetry as perfect as he wanted. He also is famous for his troubled affair with another famous french poet called Paul Verlaine. He stopped completely poetry before his 21 birthday and spent the rest of his life travelling in Europe, Asia and Africa. 
He was a genius. His poetry is magnificent. Do yourself a favour and go read his work. 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Arthur Rimbaud (1854 - 1891)

One of the most famous french poets. He wrote the biggest part of his work between 16 and 20 years old and then gave up because he understood he would never be able to write a poetry as perfect as he wanted. He also is famous for his troubled affair with another famous french poet called Paul Verlaine. He stopped completely poetry before his 21 birthday and spent the rest of his life travelling in Europe, Asia and Africa. 

He was a genius. His poetry is magnificent. Do yourself a favour and go read his work. 

roborenard:

absolutely destroy the idea that you have to be loved romantically and love romantically

destroy the idea that the end goal of life is to get into a romantic relationship/marriage

romantic love isn’t a requirement to live life and it never will be

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“She knows who she is.
She just forgot for a little while.”
— Donald Miller (via nonelikejesus)

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