Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
John Muir (via swordchant)
All literature in some degree, exists to reveal a more powerful and passionate, a more divine world than ours.
W. B. Yeats, “The New Irish Library” in The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume IX: Early Articles and Reviews (via)
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
John Lennon (via nagging)
When the Great Unknowable One shook out
the immaculate tablecloth of the stars,
concealing all the while the sight
of his own magnificence, we applauded.
We kept this up for some time. What else
could we do? What words could we speak
in reply? Oh, it was past all comprehension.
The vastness. The distant twinkling. The simple
inexplicableness of the trick.
Chris Forhan, opening lines to “The Vastness. The Distant Twinkling,
It is a serious thing
just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in this broken world.
Mary Oliver, Invitation (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet.
Alain de Botton (via oofpoetry)
A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.
We are so used to releasing words, we don’t know what to do with them if they stay. No matter how many times we let them go, they come back. The words that matter always stay.
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