Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery - Anne Sexton
282"To live is to be
uncertain." - Erica Jong, from You Are There
3194"But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing —" - Mary Oliver, from What Is There Beyond Knowing

(Source: barnsburntdownnow)

368"Too many words, not enough ears." - Alissa Quart, from Instrumental
596"It’s good, I think, to assume as little as possible at all times." - John Gallaher, from In a Landscape: XXXVII

I need the day’s sharpness—

deeper water,
something alive to sift

through me and kill.

" - Alex Dimitrov, from All Souls Day
1580"I want to be with those who know secret things
or else alone." - Rainer Maria Rilke, from I Am Too Alone

(Source: batarde, via lifeinpoetry)


And you know, I agree to everything:

I will condemn, I will forget, I will give comfort to the enemy,

Darkness will be light and sin lovely.

" - Anna Akhmatova, from The Complete Poems 

(via afroui)

2698"But you are my nomad and I love you sideways daily. Sideways because I have to beam my love in all directions, hoping it bounces off something and eventually finds you." - Richard Siken, from The Long and Short of It 

(Source: courcel)

1024"[I] became a woman who learned her own skin and dug into her soul and found it full." - Anne sexton, from The Break Away 

(Source: victoriajoan)

1689"kiss me a little:
the air
darkens and is alive –
o live with me in the fewness of
these colours;" - e.e. cummings, from “XLVIII” 

(Source: litverve, via lifeinpoetry)


The extremes are easy. Only
the middle is a puzzle. Midsummer —
everything is possible.

Meaning: never again will life end.

" - Louise Glück, from Heaven And Earth
522"…it’s not quite right,
it’s hardly right at all." - Charles Bukowski, from Cut While Shaving
687"You fill everything, you fill everything." - Pablo Neruda, from So That You Will Hear Me
491"Only you and I,
Only you and I, my love,
Listen to me." - Pablo Neruda, from Queen
/ past