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Louise Labé (tr. A D Hope)

Louise Labé (tr. A D Hope)

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Louise Labé (tr. Alta Lind Cook)

Louise Labé (tr. Alta Lind Cook)

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Thomas Hardy on poetry

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Pierre de Ronsard (tr. Curtis Hidden Page)

Pierre de Ronsard (tr. Curtis Hidden Page)

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by Alexandra Urbanowicz
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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

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drakontomalloi:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Salutation of Beatrice, from Dante Alighieri series. 1859

drakontomalloi:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Salutation of Beatrice, from Dante Alighieri series. 1859

(via architecture-and-culture)

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slobbering:

Arnaud de Vallois ~ "Poe"
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"Then I think of you in bed,
your tongue half chocolate, half ocean,
of the houses that you swing into,
of the steel wool hair on your head,
of your persistent hands and then
how we gnaw at the barrier because we are two."

— Anne Sexton, Eighteen Days Without You, December 11th  (via seols)

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via calllunavulgaris)

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amandaonwriting:

Literary Birthday - 13 April
Happy Birthday, Seamus Heaney, born 13 April 1939, died 30 August 2013
Five Quotes
I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world.
Debate doesn’t really change things. It gets you bogged in deeper. If you can address or reopen the subject with something new, something from a different angle, then there is some hope…. That’s something poetry can do for you, it can entrance you for a moment above the pool of your own consciousness and your own possibilities.
If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.
Poetry cannot afford to lose its fundamentally self-delighting inventiveness, its joy in being a process of language as well as a representation of things in the world.
I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.
Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, and lecturer. He won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. 
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Literary Birthday - 13 April

Happy Birthday, Seamus Heaney, born 13 April 1939, died 30 August 2013

Five Quotes

  1. I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world.
  2. Debate doesn’t really change things. It gets you bogged in deeper. If you can address or reopen the subject with something new, something from a different angle, then there is some hope…. That’s something poetry can do for you, it can entrance you for a moment above the pool of your own consciousness and your own possibilities.
  3. If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.
  4. Poetry cannot afford to lose its fundamentally self-delighting inventiveness, its joy in being a process of language as well as a representation of things in the world.
  5. I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.

Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, and lecturer. He won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. 

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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