living and partly living

child of God.
guitar tickler.
complete amateur.

It seems as if we don’t know how to speak; it seems as if there are words which escape, which are missing, which have gone away and left us to ourselves, tangled up in snares and threads. - Pablo Neruda, from "Emerging"

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  1. I’m ready for my closeup…

    I’m ready for my closeup…

  2. "Staying quiet doesn’t mean I’ve nothing to say. It means I don’t think you’re ready to hear my thoughts."


    (Source: purplebuddhaproject, via growinupdanie)

  3. destinie:

    All You’ve Ever Wanted by Casting Crowns 

    ♪ I was livin free from a prison cell ♪

  4. "Education is what people do to you, learning is what you do to yourself."

    MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito at #TED2014. Pair with this excellent read on how to fuel the lifelong engine of learning beyond formal education.  (via explore-blog)

    (via teachingliteracy)

  5. jun-witherspoon:

    Happy Hope is Happy.

    (via uswntgifs)

  6. destinie:

    Difference Maker by NEEDTOBREATHE

    ♫ If you’re beating death, then raise your hand, but shut up if you’re not ♫

    Have you made a difference today?

  7. On form

    I think writing form poetry is easy. You know how it’s supposed to turn out. There are rules for how it should look—the number of lines, stanzas, and rhymes. Even if you alter the form a little, it’s still recognizable. With free verse you have more freedom, but also more variables to be critiqued on. Setting your own form is a hard thing sometimes. You ask yourself, are there too many syllables in this line, am I rhyming too much or too little, is its structure too complicated, etc. Not to say that writing in form is any less valid than free verse, but this is to the dude in workshop who keeps telling me I should write in form and I’m a “poet” who needs to be heard and not read. Just because I don’t read it in the voice you have in your head when you’re reading it, doesn’t make my work less than anyone else’s. I think most poetry takes on a new life when read aloud than in your head, if it’s read the right way. I’m sorry my reading voice is better than yours, which in turn makes the poem “sound better” when I read it.

  8. "There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either."

    Robert Graves (via taylorbooks)

    (via writeworld)

  9. Sometimes I hate creative writing workshops. Sometimes others read too far into everything, instead of just taking it how it is.