Ending, Beginning, Existing

"I have written you down, now you will live forever."

“A poem begins with a lump in the throat.”

—   Robert Frost (via writingquotes)

(via essie-ell)

"The sun is up before I am—
rays coming through the windows
without the decency to wait for an alarm.

The car is running before I am—
the drive is long but worth it,
pews being different from folding chairs
in few ways. One being that I feel more
connected in these separate seats.

The preacher is talking before I am—
the sermon is long, but never longer
than the weeks. The prayers are long,
but never longer than the times we pray for. “
-c.l

Tell Me a Story

"I see in this moment all the weight she carries with her—

the people who have written themselves into her story
(mentors, villains, lost loves) whom I’ll never meet;
the doubt that she is truly the hero and wondering
whether being a heroine is less spectacular;
the taste of s’mores and the tales that were told,
days lost like marshmallows in a fire;
the music that holds moments in each note,
written into melodies like a movie soundtrack. 
oh, these stories we tell never reveal
the way they grip our hearts. 
stories do not replace the way a moment felt—
words are not time machines.”
-c.l

"Rain"

katmiaos:

You asked me why I love the rain.
I merely said, “It means that I’m home.”

I didn’t tell you that it reminds me of new beginnings
As it washes away the debris of yesterday.

I didn’t elaborate upon the sound of the chaotic pitter-patter
That puts me to sleep on restless nights

Daily Haiku #167

"metaphors are no

substitute for Moments—

language is no Life.”

-c.l

“If you can just stop loving her then you never really loved her at all. Love doesn’t work that way. If you ever truly love someone, then it never goes away. It can become something else. There are all different sorts of love. It can even become hate—a thin line and all that—and, really, hate is just another kind of caring.”

—   Blakney Francis, Someone I Used to Know (via qoldlush)

(Source: simply-quotes.net, via akaelizabeth)

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essie-ell:

Life suddenly was
A song she’d never heard, her
Sad strumming untuned.
—s.e.l.

Daily Haiku #166

"I should never have

wasted two syllables on 

'goodbye,' but 'call me.'” 

-c.l

tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #853 by Tyler Knott Gregson
*Pre-Order my book, Chasers of the Light, and donate $1 to @TWLOHA and get a free book plate signed by me :)  Click the link in my bio, or go here:  tylerknott.com/chasers*

tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #853 by Tyler Knott Gregson

*Pre-Order my book, Chasers of the Light, and donate $1 to @TWLOHA and get a free book plate signed by me :)  Click the link in my bio, or go here:  tylerknott.com/chasers*

Daily Haiku. 2.

fadesintoasilhouette:

Laying awake at
Night, thinking of all the things
That could have gone right.

-klp.