The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice.

Virginia Woolf, Orlando (via introspectivepoet)

(Source: goodreads.com)

Every person you look at,
you can see the universe in their eyes,
if you’re really looking.

George Carlin (via physicstoconsciousness)

(Source: travisjacob)

backroadshaiku:

bird bath

the quarter moon

everywhere

    ____

fleeting thoughts

in the dark end

of the sky

    ____

camp fire embers

pulsing

in the night breeze

The difficulties (which other people surely find incredible) I have in speaking to people arise from the fact that my thinking, or rather the content of my consciousness, is entirely nebulous, that I remain undisturbed by this, so far as it concerns only myself, and am even occasionally self-satisfied; yet conversation with people demands pointedness, solidity, and sustained coherence, qualities not to be found in me. No one will want to lie in clouds of mist with me, and even if someone did, I couldn’t expel the mist from my head; when two people come together it dissolves of itself and is nothing.

Franz Kafka (via fernsandmoss)

A Writer’s Tools

A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.

Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)

Byzantine/Egyptian Wooden Tablet (500-700 A.D.)

Roman Bronze Stylus (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

  (x)(x)(x)(x) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

(Source: last-of-the-romans)

victoriousvocabulary:

SOLISEQUIOUS
[adjective]
following the course of the sun; attracted to the sun, as in solisequious plants such as sunflowers.
Etymology: from Latin sol, “sun” + sequi, “to follow”.
[Heather Watts - Sun God]

victoriousvocabulary:

SOLISEQUIOUS

[adjective]

following the course of the sun; attracted to the sun, as in solisequious plants such as sunflowers.

Etymology: from Latin sol, “sun” + sequi, “to follow”.

[Heather Watts - Sun God]

"Autumn Movement" - Carl Sandburg

missedstations:

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts.