"A Portrait of the Artist as a Freemason"

“A Portrait of the Artist as a Freemason”

Where the heart was, a domestic chasm, an abyss bridged by snow
As France, once great, collapsed into tourism and poetry
Behind the sublimity, obscene

Unable to command even the words useful to propose toasts
Having filled space beneath the zodiac with debris
And found the moon in its rounds merely vague

This is the town he has chosen to live out his time in:


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Alternative Disney Couples

So there’s this. And it’s kind of really awesome. Super props to c2ndy2c1d.

You can find more work from c2ndy2c1d here (deviantart) and here (tumblr).

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Currently Reading: Don Quixote

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes I’m glad to finally have enough time to read books again (and I do, actually, even though this is a book I’m reading for school).

"The stars at night are big and bright…"

“The stars at night are big and bright…”

Scientifically speaking, they’re no bigger than anywhere else,
but some places I see them more closely
epicenters of ripples that wind their way over and under the waterline,
pushing and pulling,
propelling each molecule forward, forward, forward

or else bowling balls
from an unfathomably distant ceiling, tethers withering and fraying and

but where dew rallies from the lungs of koi to…

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"Almost Alliteration": A One-Liner

“Almost Alliteration”: A One-Liner

I’ve been playing around with poems that can act as the namesake for this blog (other than the obvious sequence of Read.Write.Ride, and this happens to be the first thing I’ve come up with that I actually kind of like. Doesn’t fit the blog, but… 

Once she remembers to remember the resonance of morphemes meticulously matched, the syllables of his laugh against her smile don’t sound so sweet.

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Pin Oak Charity 2014

Pin Oak Charity 2014

A bit late, but here it is:

Pin Oak Charity 2014: Katy, TX (March 19-23)

Judge: Chuck Herbert

Stake Winners:

  • Five Gaited: I’ll Bet You and Jack Magill
  • Three Gaited: CH Hi on Heir and Kara Hachigian
  • Fine Harness: Lord of the Glen and May Chadick

Amateur/Junior Exhibitor Winners*:

  • Five Gaited: Our Favorite Memory and Jessica Cloud
  • Five Gaited Show Pleasure: Finest Hour Spent and Danny Cummins
  • Thre…

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"Thinking" by Karen Alkalay

“Thinking” by Karen Alkalay

I am thinking of you and watching this fly thinking of eating
lunch on the backstairs and waiting to be taken to dinner thinking
of writing you the truth and scribbling
a poem

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Extracting Anathemas

A slightly (more than slightly) angsty poem-type-thing. But you know what? I’m feeling angsty today. 

When someday I explode into a shower of livid ash,
after I lean against the operating table and fracture at the pallid pools marked GUILT lanced from beneath my ribcage,
after the scalpels I shoved between my ears sear sins into the linoleum,
scatter me over her grave.

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if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry


if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

(via interchangeable-pieces)

"since feeling is first" by ee cummings

“since feeling is first” by ee cummings

We’ve been looking at allusions in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, and this poem struck me. Those last lines… 

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less…

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