Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Poison Tree

I was angry with my friend;

I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I waterd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.

And into my garden stole.
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see,
My foe outstretchd beneath the tree.

-William Blake

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rape is a Word With a Face

"Not rape, not quite that, but undesired nevertheless, undesired to the core. As though she had decided to go slack, die within herself for the duration, like a rabbit when the jaws of the fox close on its neck. So that everything done to her might be done, as it were, from far away."
-Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Albert Camus is my hero

"Charm is a way of getting the answer 'yes' without asking a clear question."

"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."

"To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others."

"Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre."

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

The Velvet Underground

This is a great song...good for studying too (because that's all I do lately!)
Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground

Here she comes, you better watch your step
Shes going to break your heart in two, it's true
It's not hard to realize
Just look into her false colored eyes
She builds you up to just put you down, what a clown

'Cause everybody knows
The things she does to please
She's just a little tease
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

You're written in her book
You're number 37, have a look
Shes gonna play you for a fool, yes its true

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Spirit is the True Self -Cicero

Speak not, lie hidden, and conceal
the way you dream, the things you feel.
Deep in your spirit let them rise
akin to stars in crystal skies
that set before the night is blurred:
delight in them and speak no word.

How can a heart expression find?
How should another know your mind?
Will he discern what quickens you?
A thought once uttered is untrue.
Dimmed is the fountainhead when stirred:
drink at the source and speak no word.

Live in your inner self alone
within your soul a world has grown,
the magic of veiled thoughts that might
be blinded by the outer light,
drowned in the noise of day, unheard...
take in their song and speak no word.

F.I. Tyutchev
/translated by Vladimir Nabokov/

Funniest Shit Ever

This was passed along by my friend Bill. It's a mix of an actual Nick Jr. program and a rap video. Anything that perverts something intended for children is great in my book. Plus this is so damn catchy it kills me. Just look at her face!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

So Beautiful, it Almost Makes Me Cry

Sonnet 17
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

in which there is no I or you
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand
so intimate that when you fall asleep it is my eyes that close

Pablo Neruda

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blair Waldorf is My Hero

Several posts back, I shared Chuck Bass' theme song and promo from the CW. Now Blair has one too! Thank God...