Now here’s what poetry can do.
Imagine yourself a caterpillar.
There’s an awful shrug and, suddenly,
You’re beautiful for as long as you live.
- an excerpt from Stephen Dunn’s
“Poem For People That Are Understandably Too Busy To Read Poetry”
"Nobody sees us,
Stops us, betrays us"
— Sylvia Plath, “Mushrooms,” The Colossus: And Other Poems (via lifeinpoetry)
"When you read these lines, think of me
and of what I have not written here."
— Adrienne Rich, Leaflets: Poems 1965-1968 (via mitochondria)
"The conversation between your fingers and someone else’s skin. This is the most important discussion you can ever have."
— Iain S. Thomas (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: larmoyante, via thatkindofwoman)
"Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial."