“Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you. Seal my ears, I'll go on hearing you. And without feet I can make my way to you, without a mouth I can swear your name.
Break off my arms, I'll take hold of you with my heart as with a hand. Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat. And if you consume my brain with fire, I'll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
"I have to make all my living as interesting to myself as my writing,"
Kathy Acker, 1947 - 1997.
I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes, but I laugh and I eat well, and I grow strong.
Tomorrow I'll Be at the table when company comes, nobody will dare say to me "eat in the kitchen" then.
Besides they'll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed.
Langston Hughes, I, Too, Am America
“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.”
Rip Derek Walcott 1930-2017, poeT & author
"I have one of two choices – stay in the post office and go crazy ... or stay out here and play at writer and starve. I have decided to starve."
Charles Bukowski 1920-1994
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly
Langston Hughes, Poet