View photo
  • #the swim mobile #black and white #photograph #summer in the city #amazing #pool #water #favorite
  • 3 hours ago
  • 1882
View photo
  • #ammonite #fibonacci
  • 3 hours ago
  • 513
View photo
  • #landscape #color
  • 3 hours ago
  • 34439
View photo
  • #tibetan buddhist #bookmaking #yak brains
  • 3 hours ago
  • 65
View photo
  • #tokyo #station
  • 3 hours ago
  • 846
View photo
  • #melodie monrose #photoset #fashion
  • 3 hours ago
  • 3482

I walk in a borrowed self,
a drift of mist
left from a smoking lake.

Even when I sit still as a dead wind,
the sun still eats me.
My skin turns back to sea-foam
peeling away from a loaned skin.

With luck the melt is slow,
the thinning of a stone
or the thinning of love
to its weary core:
that hoard guarded
as if the last few seeds.

Zona Teti, “Joan Outside,” Mississippi Review (vol. 19, no. 3, 1991)
View quote
  • #zona teti #poetry
  • 3 hours ago
  • 86
View photo
  • #kevin cooley #photoset #iceland #snow #nature
  • 3 hours ago
  • 9205

fluttering-slips:

Cadence

Instead of a street light
angling through your blinds
decorating sleep
I am a pale gleam
on the sheets
my mouth the next verse
we lean into
I want to set you loose
like a wind chime
in a storm shaking the house
until our teeth crack
I don’t want a taste
I want my body to be
so full of your body
that you wave at yourself
in the mirror
with my hand

Sarah Bartlett, from Sixth Finch (Winter 2014)

View text
  • #sarah bartlett #poetry
  • 3 hours ago
  • 73

metaphorformetaphor:

This morning, I have
never been so close to you. I think you could be
anywhere and so I have written you here, not to forget. Yet
I don’t want to see you caught like a word in that last line.
What does the nightingale do when it runs out of things to say?
Only this: I have never been so astonished at the love of one woman
which is the way the moon finally closes its eye behind a ridge,
the way the wind never stays around long enough to see
         what it has brought.

—Richard Jackson, from “The Gift of the Wind,” in Resonance: Poems (The Ashland Poetry Press, 2010)

View text
  • #richard jackson #poetry
  • 3 hours ago
  • 98
View photo
  • #deer
  • 3 hours ago
  • 14671
View photo
  • #moon #sun #earth #illustration
  • 3 hours ago
  • 96737

afallowfield:

Of light on water

and the movement of each
individually and together.

It is not a metaphor for splendor.

It is a wedding of elements.

The Greeks, seeing the god in all, would have understood.

When I write of water and light,
I speak to those things as much as to you.

—Elaine Equi, “I Speak a Dialect of Glitter,” Mad Hatters’ Review (Issue 15)

View text
  • #elaine equi #poetry #a wedding of elements
  • 3 hours ago
  • 123
View photo
  • #anya muangkote #photograph #color
  • 3 hours ago
  • 9100

May my silences become more accurate.

Theodore Roethke, from “Words for Young Writers,” On Poetry & Craft (Copper Canyon Press, 2001)
View quote
  • #theodore roethke #quote #silence
  • 3 hours ago
  • 249
x