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Twenty years ago, a friend and I walked around downtown Portland at Christmas. The big department stores: Meier and Frank… Fredrick and Nelson… Nordstroms… their big display windows each held a simple, pretty scene: a mannequin wearing clothes or a perfume bottle sitting in fake snow. But the windows at the J.J. Newberry’s store, damn, they were crammed with dolls and tinsel and spatulas and screwdriver sets and pillows, vacuum cleaners, plastic hangers, gerbils, silk flowers, candy – you get the point. Each of the hundreds of different objects was priced with a faded circle of red cardboard. And walking past, my friend, Laurie, took a long look and said, “Their window-dressing philosophy must be: ‘If the window doesn’t look quite right – ’.”
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Allen Ginsberg: Das Geheul 1. Ich sah die besten Köpfe meiner Generation vom Wahnsinn zerstört, verhungernd hysterisch nackt, wie sie sich durch die Negerstraßen schleppten im Morgengrauen, auf der Suche nach einer letzten Spritze, 2. engelköpfige Freaks, gierig nach der alten himmlischen Verbindung zum Stern-Dynamo in der Maschinerie der Nacht, 3. die armselig und verwahrlost und hohläugig und high in der übernatürlichen Finsternis ihrer über den Städten schwebenden Kaltwasserbuden hockten und kifften und Jazz meditierten, 4. die dem Himmel ihre Gehirne entblößten unter der Hochbahn und mohammedanische Engel taumeln sahen auf den Dächern erleuchteter Mietskasernen, 5. die durch Universitäten strichen mit strahlenden kühlen Augen und Arkansas halluzinierten und düstere Blake-Tragödien zwischen den Magistern des Krieges,
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We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books. It would be nice if we’re able to download free e-book and take it with us. That’s why we’ve again crawled deep into the Internet to compile this list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep is a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Although the origin of the poem was disputed until later in her life, Mary Frye's authorship was confirmed in 1998 after research by Abigail Van Buren, a newspaper columnist. Full text
For You by Kim Addonizio Share For you I undress down to the sheaths of my nerves. I remove my jewelry and set it on the nightstand, I unhook my ribs, spread my lungs flat on a chair. I dissolve like a remedy in water, in wine. I spill without staining, and leave without stirring the air.
In My Craft or Sullen Art - Dylan Thomas In my craft or sullen artExercised in the still nightWhen only the moon ragesAnd the lovers lie abedWith all their griefs in their arms,I labour by singing lightNot for ambition or breadOr the strut and trade of charmsOn the ivory stages But for the common wagesOf their most secret heart. Not for the proud man apartFrom the raging moon I writeOn these spindrift pages Nor for the towering deadWith their nightingales and psalmsBut for the lovers, their armsRound the griefs of the ages,Who pay no praise or wagesNor heed my craft or art. Page 1 of 1 In My Craft or Sullen Art - Dylan Thomas In my... - Lumpy pudding
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night. Accurate scholarship can Unearth the whole offence From Luther until now That has driven a culture mad, Find what occurred at Linz, What huge imago made A psychopathic god: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return. Exiled Thucydides knew All that a speech can say About Democracy, And what dictators do, The elderly rubbish they talk To an apathetic grave; Analysed all in his book, The enlightenment driven away, The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief: We must suffer them all again. SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 W.H. Auden
A Summer Garden by Louise Glück : Poetry Magazine Several weeks ago I discovered a photograph of my mother sitting in the sun, her face flushed as with achievement or triumph. The sun was shining. The dogs
August 8, 2011 ChaseK8 Tips Advice, books, Inspiration, reading, Tips, Writing I first saw this list a few months back on Marc and Angel Hack Life, (A great site full of useful information, if you have not already checked it out I highly suggest you do!) and I thought it would be fitting to share it here.
Archetype: The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology
For my fellow writers (blog list)