The Lost and Found

"There’s no saving the damsel in love with her distress."
14 04/14
14 04/14
"You have both war and poetry in your mind."
- (via disenchanted-moon)

(Source: lady-circus, via langleav)

14 04/14

I am frightened most
when I put pen to paper
and nothing comes out,
when I’ve nothing to write at all,
I have fed the monster in me
every shred of my existence
and it is quiet most before it wakes.

A calm before the storm,
soon to be awoken
spilling words like fire
from its unhinged jaw,
every feeling pushed
to the back of the mind
now front and center,
all the once imprisoned words
on paper breaking free and
crawling up my arms into my ears
and reminding me of
everything I’ve tried to forget.

And all I can do is
pull them from my mind,
send them racing down my arms,
force them from my fingertips to pen
and put them back to paper —
all to quiet the monster
so I can have a moment of peace
inside my incessant mind.

13 04/14

Look at someone you love today,
for one minute,

as if you saw them for
the first time.

As if they were the first ray
of sunlight, caught by

the tender passion of your eye,
lighting up your whole world.

- Ron Starbuck

(Source: apoetreflects, via yesdarlingido)

13 04/14
"Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it."
- Lloyd Alexander

(Source: observando)

13 04/14
"I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much - pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do."
- Brandon Sanderson

(Source: observando)

12 04/14
"I taste the good and bad in you and want them both."
- Anita Ofokansi, Literary Sexts 

(Source: hellanne, via kayleyhyde)

12 04/14
"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
- James Baldwin

(Source: observando)

12 04/14
"She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape."
- Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

(Source: observando)

09 04/14
"Oh how we forget
that everything is a choice
and we can decide."
09 04/14

by Mandy Cave
05 04/14
"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life."
- T.S. Eliot, The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (via theriverjordyn)

(Source: stxxz, via aneeqaa)

04 04/14
"I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren’t open that early."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

(Source: observando)

31 03/14
"One day, whether you
are 14,
or 65

you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.

However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––

is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives."
- Beau Taplin, "The Awful Truth" {Hunting Season – 28 copies left} (via afadthatlastsforever)

(via mykssss)

30 03/14