poetry app

i fell in love with the strangest things
about you, things like
how you rolled your eyes when you
were frustrated, like when you made
some stupid joke that everyone hated
but i couldn’t help but laugh in the spaces
between others’ silence, like when you’d
lie to me and your nose would crinkle
and i couldn’t stay mad and
you'd pretend to be helpless so if you
tried and failed, you didn't have to 
run the risk of embarrassment.

i fell in love with your insecurities and
the way you tried to cover them up
with nervous laughter and corny sayings,
because sometimes you’d slip up and
let a little bit of you shine through and
i’d feel so lucky on those days, the days
i got to walk away with your beauty
that no one could see but me.
—  and now i would miss every sunset if it meant i could have just one inch of that beauty back

grace-after-the-fall  asked:

Do you have any favorite poets/poems?

hello!

i love the pieces i’ve read from the body of work(s) of:

AND from the excerpts i’ve read and reblogged on here, i hope to own and/or read (more) poetry from:

  • (basically all) The Bronte Sisters
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Marina Tsvetaeva
  • Anna Akhmatova
  • Clarice Lispector
  • Anne Carson
  • Charles Wright
  • Mary Szybist
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Franz Wright
  • Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Arthur Rimbaud
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Vladimir Nabokov (YES HE WROTE POETRY TOO)
  • C. S. Lewis
  • W. H. Auden
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Odysseus Elytis
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Elinor Wylie

ahhhh…i have to stop! this is spinning out of control! there are a lot more on my goodreads but i do not want to overwhelm you! and thank you for asking; i enjoyed recalling the poems i’ve read. :)

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It’s finally here!!!!! As some of the few of you who read my long posts know, I’ve been working on a book. And I have good news, in about a day or so it’ll be live in amazon kindle store and Barnes and noble nook ebook store for 3$ if you’d one a version emailed to you personally I can send it to you and you can read it perfectly formatted to your phone/computer or tablet via PDF if you want to buy it from me personally. It is protected copyright laws and etc, so should you choose to get the best formatted version from me personally. If you are interested, here’s a pic of the cover! And that is the method I’m willing to accept as payment should you want it early. When it goes live and both app stores, I’ll update the post accordingly. Feel free to share, but pls don’t remove the caption!

this weary swan song,

a flighty girl always slipping
through your yellow-teethed want &
she tastes like another colour.

always running &
your smile a stitch in her side
like a knife, something
she pulls out & throws away.

something she leaves on the side
of a back-country road to rust.

this doesn’t end with you balancing on
a sharp edge & winning. it ends
with her, miles away,

smiling at the city lights.
—  Maddie C, GIRL/GONE 
Fold

no more of this / these words
can’t change
anything

but they hurt
in all the right
(wrong, everything is wrong)
places

I abandon them / as I have been abandoned

writhing,
smoldering
on the killing floor

where I have been / I will pull myself up
(turn your head, look away)

no one should be laughing
but they are.

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“My shadow is always with me… Sometimes ahead, sometimes behind, sometimes to the left, sometimes to the right, except on cloudy days, or at night” #purepoetry #wallybrando #twinpeaks #michaelcera #twinpeaksfanart #sherifftruman #bestpoetryever #waterco por cristina zavala

The weather channel app tells me that its thunder-storming where you are, animated lightning crackling through the night sky. It’s sunny where I am, infinite blue skies except for the perfect cartoon clouds above the mountains. We are worlds away from each other, and I’m still thinking about you. Are you thinking about me?
—  i write imaginary letters to you when i daydream

first kisses, as if i
had been holding my breath
for the past few hours,
looking at you through my eyelashes
hoping that you liked me
as much as i liked you.

sugared kisses, as if i
had painted my lips with the red
of a strawberry, picked from the field
with just the right ripeness
and just the right sweet.

tired kisses, as if i
had only three hours of sleep
and you were the first one
who has told me good morning
the entire day.

goodnight kisses, as if we
had just had the time of our
lives and we didn’t want to leave
but the kiss was a promise
and not a goodbye.

quick kisses, as if i
was running late but
as long as i was with you
that was okay
(but really— i have to go)

last kisses, as if we
had reached the end of us
the end of an era
the end of a story
and it wasn’t dramatic
but it wasn’t sweet
it was just you and i.

fin.
—  there are many types of kisses || k.w.

we’re getting a whole new Taylor Swift album? with magazine bundles that feature her own poetry? and a new app that’s all about Taylor connecting with her fans? and Taylor has probably already sent out more invites to secret sessions? sounds fake, but ok