"Going too fast for myself I missed
more than I think I can remember
almost everything it seems sometimes
and yet there are chances that come back
that I did not notice when they stood
where I could have reached out and touched them
this morning the black shepherd dog
still young looking up and saying
Are you ready this time"

W. S. Merwin, “Turning” (via litverve)

iamjapanese:

Kirk Tatom(American)

Sunrise, Avon   2009

Coming Dawn 2

Bosque     oil on panel

Blue Storm   oil painting

Late Snow   oil   2012

Afternoon

Long Journey  

Starting Out  

Redbend

(Source: modernbabylon, via intraoculus)

phoebe-bird:

Maud Lewis and her house.

(via brownrosy)

"But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires."

James Joyce, ”Araby” (via lora-mathis)

(via lifeinpoetry)

"Bodily delight is a sensory experience, not any different from pure looking or the pure feeling with , which a beautiful fruit fills the tongue; it is a great, an infinite learning that is given to us, a knowledge of the world, the fullness and the splendor of all knowledge. And it is not our acceptance of it that is bad; what is bad is that most people misuse this learning and squander it and apply it as a stimulant on the tired places of their lives and as a distraction rather than as a way of gathering themselves for their highest moments."

Rainer Maria Rilke (via thelood)

(via macedonianmess)

http://apoetreflects.tumblr.com/post/96178638590/fairy-tales-have-been-used-so-often-as-sedatives

apoetreflects:

"Fairy tales have been used so often as sedatives that it is very usually forgotten that they are also explosions, as the late Mr. [G. K.] Chesterton would have said. These present attempts are by one who feels very strongly that the alternative to the atom bomb explosion and the annihilation of…

(Source: drowmeapinup, via armchairoxfordscholar)

thestylishacademic:

themagicfarawayttree:

demonagerie: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, - BSB…

|| The Stylish Academic || From Dusty Old Textbooks to the New Vogue || 

thestylishacademic:

themagicfarawayttree:

demonagerie: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, - BSB…

|| The Stylish Academic || From Dusty Old Textbooks to the New Vogue || 

magictransistor:

Jindřich Heisler. Untitled, Philosophy in the Boudoir, L’Escalier, Bones, Objeto, Dolls at Window, Untitled, Man and Loose Boot, Untitled (Skeleton), Running Figure Pursued by Bird (top to bottom). 1940-1945.

Czech poet, photographer, and object-maker Jindřich Heisler began his creative career around 1935 and in 1938 joined Czechoslovakia’s Surrealist Group. Within months of his entrance, however, the Nazi occupation drove Surrealism underground, and Heisler, the child of a mixed-faith marriage, spent most of 1941–1945 in hiding. Sequestered at a friend’s apartment during this time of great danger for Jewish and avant-garde artists alike, Heisler created a diverse and whimsical body of work—books of poetry, photographic series, and assemblage objects. In 1947, having survived the German occupation and sensing the return of totalitarianism at home, Heisler, along with his close friend and fellow artist Toyen (Marie Čermínová), said fuck it and moved to Paris to join the French Surrealist movement.

(via brownrosy)

teachingliteracy:

asylum-art:

Floating City Cardboard Sculpture by Nina Lindgren

Exposed to the Art Gallery Art Rebels in Copenhagen, “Floating City” is a cardboard sculpture created by a Swedish illustrator and designer Nina Lindgren. This incredible structure measuring about two meters of diameter and is made simply with cardboard and glue for a truly creative and unique result.

rachellebutler:

Closeups of Beethoven’s penmanship

Edits by lvbandmore.blogspot.com

(via brownrosy)

asufilovesong:

from navinkumar.com/book/big/186.jpg

asufilovesong:

from navinkumar.com/book/big/186.jpg

(via intraoculus)

nataliakoptseva:

Workshop of Lucas Cranach Lucas Cranach I - Henry V the Pious, Duke of Saxony

(via intraoculus)

inneroptics:

Patti Smith (-Horses), 1975-ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

inneroptics:

Patti Smith (-Horses), 1975-ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE