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Christina Rossetti
London Macmillan and Co 1896 New and Enlarged Edition
[First Complete Edition printed 1890 this being the 7th reprint]

Several illustrations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti who also designed the distinctive gilt blocking to the binding

you dream about a world where
your family is free
and let your fringe grow long over your eyes
blocking away the bonds that
bind you home

you let flames lick your fingertips
dancing ever closer to the fire
broken bottles and cigarette wrappers
litter your truck
laughing too loud, too long

you are tired now
a life spent watching, waiting, wanting
dreaming about paths not taken
the sun is too bright for beautiful eyes
sleep is a wonder

—  goddess dreaming (h.a)

The elements are often categorised: fire + air = positive, masculine, earth + water = negative, feminine. But there are basic personality building blocks which bind all of the elemental combination.

Fire & Earth prize honesty, Air & Water can manipulate

Fire & Air are extroverted, Earth & Water are introverted

Fire & Water are emotional, Earth & Air are intellectual

unprofessionalamber  asked:

Danny phantom au - Jason as a ghost hunter

“Don’t ghosts break phones when they phase through them?" Frank’s voice teemed through the ecto-comm., the confusion evident. 

Beneath Nico, he could see the school’s star quarterback and his sister following him on patrol via car. He rolled his eyes, coming to a halt in flight, and phased through the roof of the car into the backseat. 

No,” he started, and Frank shrieked  and nearly crashed the car when he heard creepy Nico di Ghost behind him, “because you’re talking about Shadowcat from X-Men. She’s not even a ghost, she can just walk through things.” 

"Aren’t you worried that it’ll get lost?” Hazel asked. She rolled her eyes when her boyfriend ripped his arm away from around her. 

“Nah.” Nico pulled his phone out from nowhere and checked the screen. No new messages. “Dad accidentally turned my phone case into a ghost magnet. It literally glues onto me when I’m close enough." 

"Ooh,” Frank chirped. “Convenient." 

"As if.” Hazel laughed softly under her breath as Frank rounded a corner. “You and Jason finished up your date before you came here, right?" 

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