And then she smiles. It actually reaches her eyes, and you wonder just how long it took her to do it, but you don’t dare ask.  You don’t ask her how many nights she spent on the bathroom floor piecing it back together. You don’t ask anything like that, because you know that if humans have anything in common, it’s that we all break somehow. You know that no one lives their whole life unscathed, and old wounds aren’t meant to be reopened. So, you just smile back.
—  Maxwell Diawuoh, Excerpt From A Book I’ll Never Write #13 (236/366)
I always said you’d miss me when I’m gone.
But now that you’re gone, I’ve been missing myself a lot lately.
—  Tamarind Fall.
I’ll never forget the shape of your lips and the way they moved around the sound of ‘I love you’ for the first time, your voice melting into me, and you becoming a part of my everyday breathing.
Sometimes you just don’t want to do anything, sometimes you want to lie on bed listening to chirping birds, sometimes you want to be left alone by yourself, sometimes you want to stay by yourself listening to your heart rate. Sometime you take your sole time as therapy for you need to do it more often. Aimndoc
—  Aimndoc

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time—proof that humans can work magic. ”

—Carl Sagan 

She always thought I looked at everything like maybe it was magic. But it was her, and it will always be her. She’s the only magic I can see.
Bookworms/ poets club

List of poets from the Olden days ‘till now! :) This group and I will be immersed in these gems! Great list for everyone who loves books and poetry!

-Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon, Pablo Neruda
-The complete illuminated, William Blake.
-Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur
-The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa
-Ariel, Sylvia Plath
-The Labyrinth of Solitude, Octavio Paz
-Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962-1972, Alejandra Pizarnik
-Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, Warsan Shire
-Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, Andrea Gibson
-The People Look Like Flowers At Last, Charles Bukowski
-The Weight of Oranges & Miner’s Pond, Anne Michaels
-The Lover’s Dictionary, David Leviathan
-I Wrote This For You, Ian S. Thomas
-Paris Spleen 1869, Charles Baudelaire
-Almond Blossoms and Beyond, Mahmoud Darwish
-Collected Poems, Jack Gilbert
-Gypsy Ballads, Federico García Lorca
-Salt, Nayyirah Waheed
-If Not, Winter, Sappho
-In Praise of Darkness, Jorge Louis Borges
-The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (full collection), Pablo Neruda
- collected works by Keats , Milton , Yeats and Tennyson!

Next week will be centered around the female presence in a male dominated poetry world. Excited to discuss the differences and similarities.

There are two kind of people in this world, one of them are who buy fancy dresses and the left ones are those who buy epic books. I ain’t judging no one here I just demarcated line between them n those who possess both qualities don’t come under my classification.
Ps. Which one are you my dears?
—  Aimndoc

Intellect and academics are important. My grandparents taught us that learning a trade or skill is just as important!   Gain knowledge by using your mind, learn to work and create with your hands. I love to knit and sew (and cook). I make sweaters, socks, blankets and quilts. Right now I’m making a mermaid blanket for my muze Paisley and it’s such an adorable gift to give. Blankets and books!

 I would love to trade  unique crochet and knitting patterns :) 

‘There is no greater fame for a man than that which he wins with his footwork or the skill of his hands.’  (for a woman also)