poetry: les mis

The scent of drying petals
Roses blooming,
                 burning
like a lover’s touch
                           at night
after a seething fight.

Thorns prickly
                   with spite
stealing blood
                     in drops
in lovers’ sighs.

Leaves only left
               innocent
               (an oversight)
for the senses
   they are blind
and flowers bind
           to beauty
            to ruin
             to plight

The senses
    they are b o u n d.

i love that les mis quote where grantaire’s like “who has been unhooking the stars without my permission” because 1. it’s poetic and pretty and 2. it implies that, were someone to defy all laws of the universe and unhook the stars, they would have to run that idea by this fuckin drunk-off-his-ass rando and make sure he gives them the thumbs-up on it

things I want in BBC Les Mis:

  • fantine’s squad
  • the courfeyrac/marius friendship, particularly the “I have come to sleep with you” line
  • the enjoltaire death scene. pls
  • AZELMA
  • triumvirate friendship!
  • jehan’s death scene
  • Father Mabeuf
  • battle of waterloo? like not the whole fuckin tangent but just the scene with thénardier and pontmercy would be rad
  • georges pontmercy!
  • gillenormand (as long as he’s portrayed as the asshole he is)
  • gueulemer! he is always forgotten rip
  • the musain ladies like floréal, madame hucheloup, louison, matelote, gibelotte, etc
  • THE SCENE WHERE MARIUS BANGS HIS HEAD INTO A TREE FOR TWO HOURS AND COSETTE CRIES
  • VIVE L’EMPEREUR
  • that scene when marius thinks he’s ugly and courf is all like “no dude wtf you’re hot as hell”
  • wHEN VALJEAN ALMOST GETS BURIED ALIVE
  • romani javert,,, PLS im so sick of the whitewashing
  • just a diverse cast in general
  • MUSICHETTA

Combeferre, a professional chess player, organized a small tournament at Musain that no one showed up to except one very hungover guy who wordlessly sat across Combeferre and checkmated him in under ten minutes and that’s how Les Amis met Grantaire.