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"To be in love
Is to touch with a lighter hand.
In yourself you stretch, you are well.
You look at things
Through his eyes.
A cardinal is red.
A sky is blue.
Suddenly you know he knows too.
He is not there but
You know you are tasting together
The winter, or a light spring weather.
His hand to take your hand is overmuch.
Too much to bear.
You cannot look in his eyes
Because your pulse must not say
What must not be said.
When he
Shuts a door-
Is not there_
Your arms are water.
And you are free
With a ghastly freedom.
You are the beautiful half
Of a golden hurt.
You remember and covet his mouth
To touch, to whisper on.
Oh when to declare
Is certain Death!
Oh when to apprize
Is to mesmerize,
To see fall down, the Column of Gold,
Into the commonest ash."

~ To Be In Love by Gwendolyn Brooks

A Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks 

Angels by Mark Sinckler
"It is meant to make people think about the effects of faith." 
 

Angels by Mark Sinckler

"It is meant to make people think about the effects of faith." 

 

~ Death - Charles Bukowski

Death - Charles Bukowski

If You Got The Money - Jamie T (http://www.jamie-t.com)

Day 142. (A Poet’s Confession)

breviary:

I’ve spent four minutes writing
the things I cannot say.
I’ve spent four miles running,
my torso bent one-way.
I’ve spent two hours packing
to go a place I hate.
I’ve spent two hours pacing,
contemplating fate.

I’ve written all I aim to;
I’ve run my body out.
I’ve filled up my suitcase;
I’ve walked away my doubt.
And yet in all this doing,
I have not found my being. 
(And yet, in all this writing,
I have not found my meaning.)

(Source: poetcetera)


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geistbites:

For Lacan, the phallic symbolism of an object signifies enjoyment (the fulfillment of craving or longing) and castration (loss) simultaneously.  ‘In this way,’ writes Žižek, ‘it becomes possible that the very agency which entices us to search for enjoyment induces us to renounce it.’  Slavoj Žižek, The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality (London: Verso, 2005), p.97 

geistbites:

For Lacan, the phallic symbolism of an object signifies enjoyment (the fulfillment of craving or longing) and castration (loss) simultaneously. ‘In this way,’ writes Žižek, ‘it becomes possible that the very agency which entices us to search for enjoyment induces us to renounce it.’ Slavoj Žižek, The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality (London: Verso, 2005), p.97 


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Brick Lane, London 2011

Brick Lane, London 2011

"The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people."

~ Milton Friedman