kyupie  asked:

I've just spent about 2 hours just reading the poetry, quotes and musings of yours on your blog and I have to say I've had a perfect evening. You have such a talent with words. Could you please recommend some poetry books that you find particularly enticing? I love to read but I can't afford many books myself so I was wondering if you could give me a shortlist of those you like most. Probably love/heartbreak themed if that is any help. Sorry to ask a question you most likely get asked regularly!

Aw, aren’t you just a doll? Thank you.

Pablo Neruda’s Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Love Poems, 100 Love Sonnets and The Captain’s Verses: Love Poems would all be perfect selections. Of course, there are poems that are repeated in each edition but to me it’s worth having all of them. He’ll knock you right out of the park, I promise. Though, I will forever recommend Anne Sexton’s Love PoemsThe Love Poems of Rumi by Deepak Chopra is an absolute gem of a book as well, but if you’re just getting started with poetry, an excellent choice would be the Everyman’s Library Love Poems. Amazon sells it for around ten dollars or so? (P.S. Their Love Letters volume is wonderful, too.) x


The doctors called my parents and said, “We believe this boy is going to die. We could save him by drilling a hole in his throat but there is only a 20% chance that he will survive.” My father interrupted them by saying, “This boy needs to sing and dreams of becoming a singer. If you cut his throat, if you take this away, he will not be able to live with himself.”

The reason I cried after that was because my dad was the one who always opposed me becoming a singer. He always said that it made no sense to become a singer, but when I was at my lowest, when I had no hope, my dad protected and respected my dream. I cried a lot because of that.

I was glad that I could sing the songs I loved, perform with my brothers as Super Junior, meet my fans, walk again, eat again, I was just thankful of everything and I just kept living. Because of that, my father who protected my dreams, to Eunhyuk who came and prayed with me first, I just want to say thank you.