Walcott - Vampire Weekend

To post my writings or to not…

"That’s what photography does. It’s very related to poetry. It’s suggestive and fragmentary & unsatisfying in a lot of ways. It’s the art of limitation. Framing the world. It’s as much about what you leave out as what you put in. With photography you have one little moment and you allow everyone else to fill it in."
- Alec Soth (via rachelceleste)

I won’t be vacant anymore
I won’t be waitin’ anymore

"Whether or not you write well, write bravely."
- Bill Stout (via aestheticintrovert)
"Malcolm [X] was one of the most beautiful and one of the most gentle men I met in all my life. He asked the boy a question which I now present to you: If you are a citizen, why do you have to fight for your civil rights? If you’re fighting for your civil rights, that means you’re not a citizen. In fact, the legality of this country has never had anything to do with its former slaves. We are still governed by the slave codes."
- James Baldwin on Malcolm X, 1979. (via floricanto-desnuda)


The National - About Today

"I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place."
- Michael Faudet (via atmosthetic)

For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give names to the nameless so it can be thought. THe farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.

As they become known to and accepted by us, our feelings and the honest exploration of them become sanctuaries and spawning grounds for the most radical and daring of ideas. They become a safe-house for that difference so necessary to change and the conceptualization of any meaningful action. Right now, I could name at least ten ideas I would have found intolerable or incomprehensible and frightening, except as they came after dreams and poems. This is not idle fantasy, but a disciplined attention to the true meaning of “it feels right to me.”

- from “Poetry is Not a Luxury,” Audre Lorde (via commovente)