likeafieldmouse:

Preparing for the Matinee by Edmund Charles Tarbell, 1907 (detail)

likeafieldmouse:

Preparing for the Matinee by Edmund Charles Tarbell, 1907 (detail)

(Source: sollertias)

explore-blog:

In this superb commencement address, the inimitable Patti Smith shares her hard-earned advice on life.

explore-blog:

In this superb commencement address, the inimitable Patti Smith shares her hard-earned advice on life.

 from”A Garden”  by H.D.

Rose Garden, Paul Klee

"Reading usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer."

Susan Sontag (via scribereautmori)

(via upperrubberboot)

Lychee by Qi Baishi
via wikipaintings.org

Lychee by Qi Baishi

via wikipaintings.org

Poetry is finding meaning where everything else is absent.
schmudde:
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[Image: Marcin Ryczek]
(via commovente)

Poetry is finding meaning where everything else is absent.

schmudde:

[Image: Marcin Ryczek]

(via commovente)

(Source: denouements)

"There is always something left to love."

One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

thecrashcourse:

If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart part I: Crash Course Literature 208

In which John Green teaches you about Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. You’ll learn about Igboland, a region in modern day Nigeria, prior to the arrival of the British Empire. Achebe tells the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo villager who has worked his way up from life as a sharecropped and become a respected leader in his community. Okonkwo has a tragic fall, and is exiled. And then the trouble starts. British missionaries arrive, and change everything. Things Fall Apart has a lot to say about colonization, and even something to say about decolonization.

One of my fave units in World Lit