"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."- George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (via man-of-prose)
William Blake (English, 1757-1827)
Jacob’s Dream, 1800
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
- Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, 1971
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via floatingonatidalwave)
The Deuteronomy of Unbudded Rose Shoulders
Logan Ellis (unknowmenclature)
Grinding how much
the visceral climb of atrophy
from jaw to lower lip
and back around the carousel?
Exactly how long have you been told
that emptiness eats through the face?
to feel my head cave
and stutter like the sorrowfully revved engines
of all the cars we’ve seen parked
on the side of the highway
for too long, or
a childhood bicycle’s forever spoke,
torn into leisure limbs,
wisping with the wind.
Soon enough, you’ll spin just as continuously
next to my dissected throat
and tumble, mad—dreamingly.
What you’ll find
in that bottomless
will change your life forever,
and mine(?), just digestion—a belch.
Soon enough, I will eat you alive,
but I won’t want to, I
won’t want to.
art: “Lamprey Woman” by Amanda Murrin
"I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I’m a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other."- Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes