I have an idea – though it’s just an idea, at least for the moment, I was curious if any of my followers would be interested in a book exchange/pen pal “program” with me? Though the idea is a bit rough on the edges, basically, we would send each other a…
I have an idea – though it’s just an idea, at least for the moment, I was curious if any of my followers would be interested in a book exchange/pen pal “program” with me? Though the idea is a bit rough on the edges, basically, we would send each other a book that we both really love along with a letter and have that be the foundation to our communication – it can be just once or a commitment towards staying in touch.
Being a book lover and a serious reader, I figure this would be a nice opportunity to not only get to know some of you on a more intimate level but an opportunity for us to read something new and add a book to the library. As I said, this idea is a bit rough at the moment but if any of you are curious, please send me a message and we can go from there.
D. H. Lawrence, The Rainbow
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William Carlos Williams
Introduction to Howl
Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.
Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.
The third veil drops.
Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep
We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.
The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.
Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.
Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.
The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.
And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”
written by Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)
you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him traveling away from you in his dreams
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
written by Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult to Love (via the-sinking-spell)