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Bugs

I'm sick of people talking about how much they love fall. Shut up, it's awful.

austinkleon:

Clive James is dying and just published this lovely poem in The New Yorker. It reminds me of the practice of Japanese Death Poems.

On jisei:


  In the death poem or jisei, the essential idea was that at one’s final moment of life, one’s reflection on death (one’s own usually but also death in general) could be especially lucid and meaningful and therefore also constituted an important observation about life. The poem was considered a gift to one’s loved ones, students, and friends. The tradition began with zen monks, but was also popular with poets, whose poems were often just as solemn as those of monks, or entirely flippant and humorous. The poems are often full of symbols of death, such as the full moon, the western sky, the song of the cuckoo, and images of the season in which the writer died.


Here’s another poem by James.

Filed under: death, poetry

austinkleon:

Clive James is dying and just published this lovely poem in The New Yorker. It reminds me of the practice of Japanese Death Poems.

On jisei:

In the death poem or jisei, the essential idea was that at one’s final moment of life, one’s reflection on death (one’s own usually but also death in general) could be especially lucid and meaningful and therefore also constituted an important observation about life. The poem was considered a gift to one’s loved ones, students, and friends. The tradition began with zen monks, but was also popular with poets, whose poems were often just as solemn as those of monks, or entirely flippant and humorous. The poems are often full of symbols of death, such as the full moon, the western sky, the song of the cuckoo, and images of the season in which the writer died.

Here’s another poem by James.

Filed under: death, poetry

cityballetofsandiego:

Apollo Choreography by George Balanchine©The George Balanchine Trust

cityballetofsandiego:

Apollo 
Choreography by George Balanchine
©The George Balanchine Trust

free-parking:

David Lynch’s hair compared to famous artwork

via Jimmy Chen

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m going to be an astronaut. There’s another world out there. And I want to go there."
(Jammu, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m going to be an astronaut. There’s another world out there. And I want to go there."

(Jammu, India)

aseaofquotes:

George Orwell, 1984

aseaofquotes:

George Orwell, 1984

aseaofquotes:

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

aseaofquotes:

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

moonbrains:

Jeff Goldblum in ‘Annie Hall’, 1977

gimme

“What’s my mantra? I forgot it again.”

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rocketman-inc:

HUBBLE LAUNCH 1990 The Space Shuttle Discovery on it’s way to space with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Credit: NASA/ESA

rocketman-inc:

HUBBLE LAUNCH 1990 The Space Shuttle Discovery on it’s way to space with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Credit: NASA/ESA

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