- Richard Siken, Spork Editor’s Pages: Black Telephone (via avvfvl)
- Clementine von Radics (via journalofanobody)
I wish I were a poet. I’ve never confessed that to anyone, and I’m confessing it to you, because you’ve given me reason to feel that I can trust you. I’ve spent my life observing the universe, mostly in my mind’s eye. It’s been a tremendously rewarding life, a wonderful life. I’ve been able to explore the origins of time and space with some of the great living thinkers. But I wish I were a poet.
Albert Einstein, a hero of mine, once wrote, ‘Our situation is the following. We are standing in front of a closed box which we cannot open.’
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that the vast majority of the universe is composed of dark matter. The fragile balance depends on things we’ll never be able to see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. Life itself depends on them. What’s real? What isn’t real? Maybe those aren’t the right questions to be asking. What does life depend on?
I wish I had made things for life to depend on."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (via larmoyante)
- Mark Strand, opening strophe to “The Guardian,” from Darker: Poems (Atheneum, 1971)
We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
- Gwendolyn Brooks (via observando)
- Lemony Snicket, The End (via observando)