grendel-menz · 1 day
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my farm girl blues
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jenny holzer
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todayontumblr · 2 days
Tuesday March 21.
World Poetry Day.
Today is a celebration—but perhaps, like all celebrations, just what we are commemorating is something that we must treasure each and every day. Poetry, some might say, is just that: the treasure that artists mine from the sham and drudgery of day-to-day life. For the poet, their art is found not by searching for the exotic, mysterious, glamourous, or seductive, but by what they find before them. What is mundane and routine is as much material to be mined as life's intensities or spectacles. For the poet, the world really is their oyster. And for the rest of us, the work they produce is that very pearl. And every shade of experience, whether joy, grief, banality, intrigue, and beauty, are encapsulated in words, spaces, silence, images, and form. Whether by skill, or by chance, no one really knows, but perhaps the mess and the mystery are one and the same as its profundity. With that in mind, let's celebrate a good thing. And a good thing that is ours each and every day. It's #world poetry day.
With that in mind, we invite you to mark the day here on Tumblr. After all, there is simply no better community of poets and artists who make up this creative sphere, and the evergreen world of all things poetry is, well, your world. 
And when all is said and done, you better get writing x
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soracities · 2 days
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e.e. cummings, from "(listen)”, in 73 Poems, Complete Poems: 1904-1962
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"How to be a Trans Man (According to the internet)" (2022)
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You must be masculine, 
but not in the traditional, threatening way.
You must cut your hair,
but only in a fashionable undercut.
You must bind, eventually get top surgery,
but never dream of having a penis.
You must have a common, boring name,
but nothing as common as "Aiden."
You must continue wearing makeup,
but nothing too fruity.
You must have a deep voice and stubble,
but don't go on the evil testosterone. 
You must still understand cis femininity,
but never again call yourself a lesbian.
You must be silent, submissive, sanitized,
but never claim to be oppressed.
Above all, you must let people treat you as a woman,
but reap all the benefits of male privilege. 
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flowerytale · 1 day
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Ada Limón, from “The Good Fight”, Bright Dead Things
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weltenwellen · 18 hours
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Jenny George, from "The Artist"
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thoughtkick · 2 days
I'm not afraid to love, I'm afraid of not being loved back.
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thehopefulquotes · 3 days
I learned not to trust people; I learned not to believe what they say but to watch what they do. I learned to suspect that everyone is capable of living a lie. I came to believe that other people - even when you think you know them well - are ultimately unknowable.
Lynn Barber
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perfectquote · 1 day
You can be a good person with a kind heart, and still say no.
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quotefeeling · 2 days
If it’s still in your mind, it is still in your heart.
Paulo Coelho
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metamorphesque · 1 day
💌 some of my favorite poems for World Poetry Day 💌 
A Cloud in Trousers by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Don’t leave the room by Joseph Brodsky (the original)
Ich finde dich (I find you) by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Thing Is by Ellen Bass
You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke
I Am Offering this Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca
a splinter of my imagination by Halina Poswiatowska
One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel
Wait For Me by Konstantin Simonov (tr. by Mike Munford)  
Before You Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
What I Could Never Confess Without Some Bravado by Emily Palermo
Miss you. Would like to take a walk with you. by Gabrielle Calvocoressi
I Want to Write Something So Simply by Mary Oliver
What's Not to Love by Brendan Constantine
Bluebird by Charles Bukowski
Time does not bring relief (Sonnet II) by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mad Girl's Love Song by Sylvia Plath
Dear [ ] by Nick Lantz
Dogfish by Mary Oliver
Persephone the Wanderer by Louise Glück
Scheherazade by Richard Siken
The End of Poetry by Ada Limón
A Myth of Devotion by Louise Glück
Where does such tenderness come from? by Marina Tsvetaeva
I Loved You by Alexander Pushkin
Poems for Blok by Marina Tsvetaeva
I’m Glad Your Sickness by Marina Tsvetaeva
Wait for her by Mahmoud Darwish
The Guest by Anna Akhmatova
Listen! by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Carousel by Vahan Teryan
Landscape with a Blur of Conquerors by Richard Siken
Portrait of Fryderyk in Shifting Light by Richard Siken
Notebook Fragments by Ocean Vuong
Headfirst by Ocean Vuong
Advice from Dionysus by Shinji Moon
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typewriter-worries · 2 days
It's world poetry day so here are some of my favorite poems:
Failing and Flying by Jack Gilbert
What the Living Do by Marie Howe
Night Walk by Franz Wright
Crossword by Lloyd Schwartz
The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert
Love Train by Tomás Q. Morín
Divorced Fathers and Pizza Crusts by Mark Halliday
Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo
in another string of the multiverse, perhaps by Michaella Batten
acknowledgments by Danez Smith
Death Wish by Josh Alex Baker
San Francisco by Richard Brautigan
How to Watch Your Brother Die by Michael Lassell
You Are the Penultimate Love of My Life by Rebecca Hazelton
On Political(ized) Life by Kanika Lawton
All the Dead Boys Look Like Me by Christopher Soto
It Was the Animals by Natalie Diaz
In Time by W.S. Merwin
It Is Maybe Time to Admit That Michael Jordan Definitely Pushed Off by Hanif Abdurraqib
Dear Life by Maya C. Popa
I Could Touch It by Ellen Bass
To The Young Who Want To Die by Gwendolyn Brooks
Accident Report in the Tall, Tall Weeds by Ada Limón
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todayontumblr · 2 days
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deadlypoetacademia · 2 days
Nothing can beat the feel after completing a good book. That little silence, that little smile, that little heartbeat, that little moment
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emotionalwords · 1 day
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