"In the end, I wanted to wake up sea foam.
I didn’t want these legs anymore that carry me
uselessly from house to house, searching for lost love.
I wore dresses that covered up the pale lengths,
in sea greens and azure blues, wove seashells into hair
and sang on a rock. None of it did any good.

Once, I would have died for you. I changed, I did,
and all just for one kiss, one touch, should it have burned
so much? I miss cool scales, the constant wet embrace,
the skittering tips of tsunami. While you
were out catching fish, with your tangled nets,
I was watching you, wishing for a different body, one to
entangle you.

It never did me any good. So I will wait for the ocean’s promise:
that once again I will end up on this beach, disintegrate,
spatter away into the essences of salt, sand, earth.
A waste of skin and scale, but at least once again
I will be part of the dance, the maternal water
carrying me home."

Jeannine Hall Gailey, "The Little Mermaid Has No Regrets," from She Returns to the Floating World (via elucipher)

The legend of Tristan and Isolde is an influential romance and tragedy, retold in numerous sources with as many variations. The tragic story of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan (Tristram) and the Irish princess Isolde (Iseult, Yseut, etc.), the narrative predates and most likely influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and has had a substantial impact on Western art and literature since it first appeared in the 12th century. While the details of the story differ from one author to another, the overall plot structure remains much the same.

anotherguyabroad:

Marrakech, Morocco. 

Do you know how two trees can grow together and become like one? When my grandmother died, my grandfather died too

"I am caught in this burning scene. Pan’s hour, the faunal noon. Among gumheavy serpentplants, milkoozing fruits, where on the tawny waters leaves lie wide. Pain is far."

James Joyce, Ulysses (via llwch)

K n o w your place. A c c e p t your place. Be a shoe.

musicbloge:

Regina Spektor - Samson

crossconnectmag:

This is a small collection of the very impressive work of Alexandra Khitrova. Going through her gallery is simply wonderful, so I highly recommend to check out that out! 

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prongsvssquid:

prongsvssquid:

Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair

  • another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice 
  • the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
  • you can see where this is going

"Each time the same - I am holy, holy, holy, laid out as a banquet. His hands are plate, cup, and knife. Always a long table, a single high-backed chair. This is my body. He eats me up and I believe in transubstantiation, that I will awake someday in his veins, pound my fists against the walls of him."

 Margaret Bashaar, “Claire and the Demon Hunter Give It Up For Jesus” (via nc17s)

"I have so much of you in my heart."

John Keats, from a letter to Fanny Brawne (via wethinkwedream)