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Hi! I'm Liam Kruger, a writer. Mostly it's fiction. You can find stories of mine here, books that I'm in here, and you can see me fail to engage appropriately with social media over there. Ask or tweet or whatever for queries.

Paradoxes and Oxymorons BY JOHN ASHBERY
This poem is concerned with language on a very plain level.
Look at it talking to you. You look out a window
Or pretend to fidget. You have it but you don’t have it.
You miss it, it misses you. You miss each other.

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot.
What’s a plain level? It is that and other things,
Bringing a system of them into play. Play?
Well, actually, yes, but I consider play to be

A deeper outside thing, a dreamed role-pattern,
As in the division of grace these long August days
Without proof. Open-ended. And before you know
It gets lost in the steam and chatter of typewriters.

It has been played once more. I think you exist only
To tease me into doing it, on your level, and then you aren’t there
Or have adopted a different attitude. And the poem
Has set me softly down beside you. The poem is you.
— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#ashberry  #poetry  #poems 

I love the shit out of Jonathan Burton's Amis covers for Penguin Modern Classics.

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#amis  #kingsley amis  #jonathan burton  #books  #cover art 
"The word “lost” comes from the Old Norse los, meaning the disbanding of an army, and this origin suggests soldiers falling out of formation to go home, a truce with the wide world. I worry now that many people never disband their armies, never go beyond what they know."
— 2 weeks ago
#rebecca solnit 
joncarling:

alyssamariagonzalez:

the last one I’ll share from my illu200 sketchbook.
"everything is vibrating" is a phrase 100% by one of my favorite illustrators, Jon Carling. the phrase evokes the same anxiety in me that I felt while making this drawing, so I wrote it down. but in no way am I trying to make the phrase mine. his work is inspiring and I recommend you take a look.

Cool Drawing!

joncarling:

alyssamariagonzalez:

the last one I’ll share from my illu200 sketchbook.

"everything is vibrating" is a phrase 100% by one of my favorite illustrators, Jon Carling. the phrase evokes the same anxiety in me that I felt while making this drawing, so I wrote it down. but in no way am I trying to make the phrase mine. his work is inspiring and I recommend you take a look.

Cool Drawing!

(Source: alyssamariag)

— 2 weeks ago with 268 notes
Song, by Adrienne Rich

You’re wondering if I’m lonely:
OK then, yes, I’m lonely
as a plane rides lonely and level
on its radio beam, aiming
across the Rockies
for the blue-strung aisles
of an airfield on the ocean.

You want to ask, am I lonely?
Well, of course, lonely
as a woman driving across country
day after day, leaving behind
mile after mile
little towns she might have stopped
and lived and died in, lonely

If I’m lonely
it must be the loneliness
of waking first, of breathing
dawns’ first cold breath on the city
of being the one awake
in a house wrapped in sleep

If I’m lonely
it’s with the rowboat ice-fast on the shore
in the last red light of the year
that knows what it is, that knows it’s neither
ice nor mud nor winter light
but wood, with a gift for burning

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#poetry  #adrienne rich 
John Berger's 'How To Be A Human' Essay Playlist →

John Berger’s ‘How To Be A Human’ Essay Playlist

Italo Calvino, “Exactitude
(from Six Memos for the Next Millenium, Harvard University Press, 1988)
Rebecca Solnit, “After Ideology”
(from Hope in the Dark, 2005)
Simone Weil, “Evil
(from Gravity and Grace, 2002)
Arundhati Roy, “The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire”
(from The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, 2004)
Iona Heath, “Ways of Dying”
(from Matters of Life and Death, 2007)
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “Eye and Mind
(from The Primacy of Perception, 1964)
(from One-Way Street, 1928)
D.H. Lawrence, “The Dance of the Sprouting Corn
(from Mornings in Mexico, 1927)
George Orwell, “The Art of Donald McGill”
(from Collected Essays, 1941)
Soren Kierkegard, “The Immediate State of the Erotic
(from Either/Or, 1843
— 2 weeks ago with 9 notes
Howard Pyle, The Mermaid, 1910

Howard Pyle, The Mermaid, 1910

— 2 weeks ago
wi-ch:

A Growth Which Was Seeded in a Gesture
(after a portrait of Marina Abramović)
105 x 105 cm
oil on linen
2014

wi-ch:

A Growth Which Was Seeded in a Gesture

(after a portrait of Marina Abramović)

105 x 105 cm

oil on linen

2014

(via ughbreasts)

— 2 weeks ago with 28386 notes
Die Toteninsel [Island of the dead]version: June 1880Arnold Böcklin

Die Toteninsel [Island of the dead]
version: June 1880
Arnold Böcklin

(Source: facebook.com, via speakingparts)

— 2 weeks ago with 20 notes
#die toteninsel  #bocklin  #island of the dead  #art