“To September” a #poem on a large tile in an alley in downtown #Corvallis #oregon
I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem Jaime Gil de Biedma (via ocean vuong)
Mark Yakich answered the question “what is a poem?” for the Atlantic: When we come across a poem—any poem—our first assumption should not be to prejudice it as a thing of beauty, but simply as a thing. The linguists and theorists tells us that language is all metaphor in the first place. The word “apple” …
A poem is a lamp, and it’s got just enough oil to last for you to write the poem down. And when that oil is gone, the lamp disappears. Li-Young Lee (via oceanvuong)
Published a new poem, on childhood nostalgia, summer, NJ and… Smash Mouth?
Suicide is, after all, the opposite of the poem. Anne Sexton (via amandaonwriting)
(also via Kraftfuttermischwerk)
creativedreadhead: the poem at the end of the world is the poem the little girl breathes into her pillow the one she cannot tell the one there is no one to hear this poem is a political poem is a war poem is a universal poem but is not about these things this poem is about one human heart this poem is …