We Wear the Mask
WE wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries...
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing...– T.S. Eliot (via she-alone)
A Dream of a Common Language
I wake up in your bed. I know I have been dreaming. Much earlier, the alarm broke us from each other, you’ve been at your desk for hours. I know what I dreamed: our friend the poet comes into my room where I’ve been writing for days, drafts, carbons, poems are scattered everywhere, and I want to show her one poem which is the poem of my life. But I hesitate, and wake. You’ve...
Don't be so amazing or I'll miss you too much.
You have the right to choose your own life. You can start again. If you want a...– Haruki Murakami
Oh beloved, take me, liberate my soul. Fill me with your love and realease me from the two worlds. If I set my heart on anything but You let fire burn me from inside. Oh beloved, take away what I want, take away what I do, Take away what I need, Take away everything that takes me from You. -Rumi
Beauty is not only a terrible thing, it is also a mysterious thing, there the...– Dostoyevsky
The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves. Until one day there...– Arthur Gold (Memoirs of a Geisha) (via youpokadot) (via quote-book) (via lovebot)
The Uses of Sorrow
(In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. -Mary Oliver
What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an...– Vincent van Gogh (via blogut)
I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I...– Rumi (via oceanofmind)
I step outside my mind’s eyes for a minute. And I look over me like a doctor looking for disease, Or something that could ease the pain. -Missy Higgins
I've given all I can. It's not enough.
To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of...– Leo Buscaglia (submitted by: cantfcukabitchlykeme) (via quotewhore)(via underadeepbluesea)
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In the summer I stretch out on the shore And think of you Had I told the...– Nizar Qabbani, In the Summer (via blogut)
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not...– Dōgen (1200-1253) (via blogut)
Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond,...
libraryland:ticketplease: somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond any experience,your eyes have their silence: in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near your slightest look easily will unclose me though i have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching...
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to...– Alan Watts (via kari-shma) (via lovebot)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it....– Kafka (via brimichelle) (via iamtea-rriffic) (via quote-book) (via allthenight-tide) (via libraryland)
There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.– Friedrich Nietzsche (via artpixie) (via symph0ny)
What you are to me nothing can summarize and no words can define.– Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)
There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of...– (via azultierra) (via odayaka)
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes...– Henry Rollins (via misswallflower) (via frauleinmaine)