"how rare, two lovers scribbling away,
admiring each other’s words in privacy."
- Maxine Kumin, Sonnets Uncorseted (via word-digest)
"between what is said and not meant
and what is meant and not said
most of love is lost"
- Khalil Gibran
(Source: larmoyante, via budddha)
"do, i love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you."
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
(Source: venula, via myinkstainedpalms)
"…my eyes were drawn to her perfect loveliness. i looked at her, a stranger, and every other breath strained to force its way from my chest. the legends say that the loved one is instantly recognized because she’s loved in every gesture, every expression of thought, every movement, every sound, and every mood that prays in her eyes. the legends say that we know her by her wings - the wings that only we can see - and because wanting her kills every other desire of love."
- Gregory David Roberts (via word-digest)
"no one knows
when she came
there was the whole earth in flame"
- H. D., A Dead Priestess Speaks
(Source: sketchofthepast, via myinkstainedpalms)
the dead heart
of a sparrow. A livid streak
the afternoon sky."
- Zbigniew Machej (Translation by Elzbieta Wojcik- Leese)
(Source: poetryofpoland, via myinkstainedpalms)
"where do the words go
when we have said them?"
- Margaret Atwood, The Small Cabin