the power of words

Ask me anything   "I believe in the magic and authority of words." --René Char

"Can we stop waiting
for the life we want to live,
and live it instead?"
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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."
Marcus Aurelius (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."
Tyrion Lannister (via yominokuni)

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"Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love."
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"We age not by years, but by stories."
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"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."
The Little Prince  (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"It’s easy for someone to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut."
William Shakespeare, (Romeo & Juliet: Act 2, Scene 2)

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Anna Binkovitz - “Asking For It” (CUPSI 2014)

"Stop asking people’s clothing to have sex with you, and start asking people."

Performing for Macalester College at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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"To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind."
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korahale:

A collection of some of my favorite Slam and Spoken Word Poetry!!you should watch all of them they’re fucking amazing and will send shivers down ur spine
Static Electricity - Neil Hilborn “Kissing you is a bundle of kittens colliding at my face at .5 miles an hour.”
OCD - Neil Hilborn “Love is not a mistake, and it’s killing me that she can run away from this and I just can’t. I can’t — I can’t go out and find someone new because I always think of her. Usually, when I obsess over things, I see germs sneaking into my skin. I see myself crushed by an endless succession of cars. And she was the first beautiful thing I ever got stuck on. I want to wake up every morning thinking about the way she holds her steering wheel.”
10 honest thoughts on being loved by a skinny boy - Rachel Wiley “I say, ‘I am fat.’ He says, ‘No. You are so much more’, and kisses me hard.”
Friend Zone - Dylan Garity ”You put in your hours as a nice guy and sex is just a living wage but sex is not a transaction. Sex is not a handshake to seal some deal. That girl did not owe me anything.”
Boyfriend Material - Simone Stolzoff “I don’t treat women like objects, I treat women like the ocean treats the shore. And I know those are both objects, but they’re really beautiful, poetic objects cuz’ I’m boyfriend material!”  ((this is satire so treat it as such))
When God Happens - Mike Rosen “That day had no black or white, cuz’ under that rubble, everyone was grey. Under that rubble, there was no red, white, or blue. Under that rubble there was just grey.”
To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang - Rachel Rostad “Last summer, I met a boy who spoke like rain against windows.  He had his father’s blue eyes.He’d press his wrist against mine and say he was too pale. That my skin was so much more beautiful. To him, I was Pacific sunset, almond milk, a porcelain cup. When he left me, I told myself I should have seen it coming. I wasn’t sure I was sad but I cried anyway. Girls who look like me are supposed to cry over boys who look like him. I’d seen all the movies and read all the books. We were just following the plot. (additional video clears up some confusion/controversy)
Wicked Women - Anny Miner “I still accepted the boy’s fists as if each were a rose and I was a garden in need of some color.  When he broke into my house I spoke quietly as to not trespass on his temper afraid that one more rose would tip the bouquet and spill them all across my face.”
Shrinking Women - Lily Myers “I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the entrance of men into their lives not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave.”
Dear Straight People - Denice Frohman “Dear queer young girl, I see you. You don’t want them to see you so you change the pronouns in your love poems to ‘him’ instead of ‘her.’”
Civil Rights - Shanita Jackson and Dakota Oder “ My bones are genetically thickened due to the brutality my ancestors bore.” (definitely one of my favorites i STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT ITS SO GOOD)
Is “B” for Books or Boobs? BOTH. - BNV 2013 Finals Round 4 “I will suck every women’s stereotype out of your throat.” (this didn’t have an official title but i thought the title i chose was definitely fitting)
Dear Dirty Hipsters - BNV Finals: Philadelphia Round 2 “When you call them on it, they say ‘I don’t see color. Oh my God, I didn’t even know you were black until just now.’ What you ment to say was, ‘Oh, I’m choosing to deny your personal identity and heritage in order to make me feel more comfortable.’” (again this one didn’t have an official title also they fuckin killed it go watch it)
White Privilege - BNV 2013 Finals Round 2: Albuquerque “When was the last time white men fought for their equality. You are the standard, the base line, the core of our curriculum; you are the white noise that every frequency in America is dialed to. Check your history books; the last time white men created something inclusive, genocide took off its shoes and got comfortable.”
Isis - Anny Miner “I had accepted I would never be safe in a relationship, that something about my heart was too forgiving, too soft and easy for a man to form a fist around, but maybe this was a borrowed saying, because there he was, skipping stones in the Mississippi reminding me how water needs the moon and as I watched I thought of the Nile, wondering how many times I would jump off his surface before sinking in. “
Social Anxiety at 130 BPM - Aaron Burstein “A good time is the most honest thing in the universe, so why do I feel like the only liar here?”
Anxiety Group - Catalina Ferro “Give me these weak-kneed, jumpy ass, too much saliva, break out in hives, awkward stomach, hair falling out, chewing lips, restless leg pounding, hard bastards any day of the week. These people who fight through every day like fucking gladiators, who fight demons worse than you and I could dream of just because they want so badly to live.”

korahale:

A collection of some of my favorite Slam and Spoken Word Poetry!!you should watch all of them they’re fucking amazing and will send shivers down ur spine

Static Electricity - Neil Hilborn “Kissing you is a bundle of kittens colliding at my face at .5 miles an hour.”

OCD - Neil Hilborn “Love is not a mistake, and it’s killing me that she can run away from this and I just can’t. I can’t — I can’t go out and find someone new because I always think of her. Usually, when I obsess over things, I see germs sneaking into my skin. I see myself crushed by an endless succession of cars. And she was the first beautiful thing I ever got stuck on. I want to wake up every morning thinking about the way she holds her steering wheel.”

10 honest thoughts on being loved by a skinny boy - Rachel Wiley “I say, ‘I am fat.’ He says, ‘No. You are so much more’, and kisses me hard.”

Friend Zone - Dylan Garity ”You put in your hours as a nice guy and sex is just a living wage but sex is not a transaction. Sex is not a handshake to seal some deal. That girl did not owe me anything.”

Boyfriend Material - Simone Stolzoff “I don’t treat women like objects, I treat women like the ocean treats the shore. And I know those are both objects, but they’re really beautiful, poetic objects cuz’ I’m boyfriend material!”  ((this is satire so treat it as such))

When God Happens - Mike Rosen “That day had no black or white, cuz’ under that rubble, everyone was grey. Under that rubble, there was no red, white, or blue. Under that rubble there was just grey.”

To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang - Rachel Rostad “Last summer, I met a boy who spoke like rain against windows.  He had his father’s blue eyes.
He’d press his wrist against mine and say he was too pale. That my skin was so much more beautiful. To him, I was Pacific sunset, almond milk, a porcelain cup. When he left me, I told myself I should have seen it coming. I wasn’t sure I was sad but I cried anyway. Girls who look like me are supposed to cry over boys who look like him. I’d seen all the movies and read all the books. We were just following the plot. (additional video clears up some confusion/controversy)

Wicked Women - Anny Miner “I still accepted the boy’s fists as if each were a rose and I was a garden in need of some color.  When he broke into my house I spoke quietly as to not trespass on his temper afraid that one more rose would tip the bouquet and spill them all across my face.”

Shrinking Women - Lily Myers “I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the entrance of men into their lives not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave.”

Dear Straight People - Denice Frohman “Dear queer young girl, I see you. You don’t want them to see you so you change the pronouns in your love poems to ‘him’ instead of ‘her.’”

Civil Rights - Shanita Jackson and Dakota Oder “ My bones are genetically thickened due to the brutality my ancestors bore.” (definitely one of my favorites i STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT ITS SO GOOD)

Is “B” for Books or Boobs? BOTH. - BNV 2013 Finals Round 4 “I will suck every women’s stereotype out of your throat.” (this didn’t have an official title but i thought the title i chose was definitely fitting)

Dear Dirty Hipsters - BNV Finals: Philadelphia Round 2 “When you call them on it, they say ‘I don’t see color. Oh my God, I didn’t even know you were black until just now.’ What you ment to say was, ‘Oh, I’m choosing to deny your personal identity and heritage in order to make me feel more comfortable.’” (again this one didn’t have an official title also they fuckin killed it go watch it)

White Privilege - BNV 2013 Finals Round 2: Albuquerque “When was the last time white men fought for their equality. You are the standard, the base line, the core of our curriculum; you are the white noise that every frequency in America is dialed to. Check your history books; the last time white men created something inclusive, genocide took off its shoes and got comfortable.”

Isis - Anny Miner “I had accepted I would never be safe in a relationship, that something about my heart was too forgiving, too soft and easy for a man to form a fist around, but maybe this was a borrowed saying, because there he was, skipping stones in the Mississippi reminding me how water needs the moon and as I watched I thought of the Nile, wondering how many times I would jump off his surface before sinking in. “

Social Anxiety at 130 BPM - Aaron Burstein “A good time is the most honest thing in the universe, so why do I feel like the only liar here?”

Anxiety Group - Catalina Ferro “Give me these weak-kneed, jumpy ass, too much saliva, break out in hives, awkward stomach, hair falling out, chewing lips, restless leg pounding, hard bastards any day of the week. These people who fight through every day like fucking gladiators, who fight demons worse than you and I could dream of just because they want so badly to live.”

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Wonder Woman (2009)

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sandandglass:

Jason Jones talks to Gina Loudon, conservative analyst. 

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