love oxfords

Dearest love, tell them
that I, a crazed poet all his days
who made woman
his ceaseless study and delight,
begged but one boon
in this world of mournful beasts
that are almost human:
to live praising your marvellous eys
mischief could make glisten
like winter pools at night
or appetite put a fine finish on.
—  Irving Layton, “For Musia’s Grandchildren,” The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, chosen by Margaret Atwood (Oxford University Press, 1982)

Cleaned it at last ! It’s ruff but this is a sketch page I drew as I was finishing the first book of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. I had to post it, because re-reading the books was SO great ! I knew I already loved it as a child and would understand it a lot better now, but I didn’t expected to love it that much !!
I took the complete three volumes for my one month internship in this tiny-village-with-nothing, and ended reading all of it in almost one week ! (That’s an awful lot of pages.) I can only recommend the series, and  would totally make a badass animated TV show out of it.

Ps - If you’ve read it, you cannot forget Him. Yeah and that’s tiny Lyra and big Iorek :3

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Part 1 of something silly I did based on @itsthesinbin ‘s headcanon post. I love that blog, and headcanons, and Genyatta, and I am garbage. And that’s fine. 

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Part 2

one of my favourite David “living meme” Bowie quotes is and will always be “Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I just thought it was a really long poem about everything” because it perfectly combines his voracious reading, thirst for knowledge, love for art, and his talent for really quoteable quibs that make you go “wait, what” for a second in one spontaneous shitpost