With Pen and Paper

With Pen and Paper

think about things. somethings, every things, most things, a few things, confusing things, simple things, stupid things, hurtful things, loving things. think.

“ This was the time in her life that she fell upon books as the only door out of her cell. They became half her world. ”

—    Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via observando)

“ Poems are lifesavers when your boat capsizes. ”

—    Lawrence Ferlinghetti. “What Is Poetry?” in Poetry As Insurgent Art. (New York: New Directions Books, 2007): 45. (via thesewindmills)

(via poemsofthequiet)

“ to create cosmos from chaos;
this is why we write and breathe and love. ”


“ For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth. ”


(via destr0yedfeelings)

“ Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies ”


(via gopaintapicture)


here is my drafting table
of unfinished schematics
and nubbed penciles
and worn straight edges
here are my regrets
traced line over line
an engineer without erasers
here are my infinite lines
the art of making entrances
and not a single exit

(via lzlabseesu)

“ I want to live in an honest house
where the motion detector is so sharp
it knows when my thoughts leave the room.

I want a clap on lamp that works as a polygraph;
when you swear you still love me, the lights flicker. ”

—    Megan Falley, “The Honest House” (via bostonpoetryslam)

(via rustyvoices)

“ Your house, being the place in which you read, can tell us the position books occupy in your life, if they are a defense you set up to keep the outside world at a distance, if they area dream into which you sink as if into a drug, or bridges you cast toward the outside, toward the world that interests you so much that you want to multiply and extend its dimensions through books. ”

—    Italo Calvino (via observando)