the great poet

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Cities & Moods: Tübingen, Germany 

Es blüht das fernste, tiefste Tal:  Nun, armes Herz, vergiß der Qual!
Even the deepest, most distant valley is in flower. Now, poor heart, forget your torment. (Ludwig Uhland, Frühlingsglaube) 

inspired by the wonderful moodboards by lovely @expatesque:) 

It is through your failures and adversity that you learn more about yourself and what you are made of. You also learn whether your goals/what you are pursuing is worth it! So embrace failure….it is just part of your path to greatness! ❤❤

You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don’t even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid.
—  Oscar Wilde
Bee Magick - Save the Bees

This post is dedicated to the bees, make sure you do your part to save the bees! 

Facts to increase your love for bees:

  • They have personalities.
  • They can recognize human faces.
  • Their honey contains all the substances needed to sustain life.
  • Eating Honey can make you smarter.
  • Honeybees can only sting once.
  • They beat their wings up to 200 times per second.
  • Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
  • Bees don’t sleep.
  • All worker bees are female.


Ways to attract bees:

  • Plant flowers that attract bees.
  • Build a bee houses.

  • Place bee waterers and bee baths around your garden.

  • Do not use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.


Plants that attract bees:

  • Bee balm
  • Lavender
  • Crocus
  • Snow Drop
  • Wildflowers/Any native species
  • Catmint
  • Borage
  • Anise hyssop
  • Heliotrope
  • Sunflower
  • Oregano
  • Yarrow
  • Coneflower
  • Black eyed susan
  • Asters
  • Goldenrod
  • Foxglove
  • Marigold
  • Pansies
  • Sweet peas
  • Nasturtiums

Bee folklore:

  • It is unlucky to kill bees.
  • Believed to have the knowledge of the future and all secrets. 
  • If a bee lands on your hand, it suggests money is on it’s way.
  • If a bee lands on someones head, they will become successful in life. 
  • If a bee flies into a home, it means either good luck or a stranger is on their way. If you kill the bee it means the stranger will be bringing bad news.
  • Seeing a single bee will bring luck.
  • Bees buzzing around a child’s head foretells a happy, successful life.


Bee mythology:

  • Ancient Egyptian pharaohs used the bee as their royalty symbol. They believed honey bees were born from the tears of the sun God, Ra. To the Egyptians, bees represented resurrection and protected against evil spirits. 
  • Druids believed that bees represented the sun, the Goddess, celebration, and community.

  • The Greeks thought that a babies whose lips where touched by a bee would become a great poet or a great speaker. In ancient Greece it was also thought that they symbolized industry, hard work, messengers of the dead, and obedience. Honey was often used as an offering to their Gods. They also believed bees were the surviving souls of the priestesses who served the Goddess Aphrodite. 

  • They have been seen as a symbol of sacredness and could be associated with the Great Mother or Divine feminine. The Mother can be symbolized as the queen bee. 

  • In Celtic mythology honey bees had great wisdom and thought to be messengers between worlds. Honey was sacred and used in rituals.

  • In some cultures they can be associated with purity, health, and wealth. Some also believed bees were a symbol of the human soul.

  • The druids believed that bees symbolized the sun, the goddess, celebration, and community.


Deities associated with bees and honey:

  • Aphrodite
  • Ra
  • Vishnu
  • Pan
  • Vishnu
  • Cybele
  • Mellona
  • Melissa (Melisae)
  • Neith
  • Apollo
  • Artemis
  • Freya
  • Thor
  • Demeter


Bees in Magick:

  • Bees are closely associated with the fae and their presence in gardens which indicates blessings of fae. Encourage the bees, by putting up bee houses, hives, planting bee-friendly plants and waterers and not using pesticides. Thus, encouraging the blessings from the fae, while harming bees can anger them and cause them to seek revenge. 
  • The symbol of a bee can be used to seal a spell with sweetness for one who appreciates good will and a sting for one who takes it for granted or doesn’t keep his end of the bargain. 

  • Honey stirred into your tea can ‘sweeten’ your day. 

  • Honey is used often in magick to sweeten a situation.

  • Anointing your lips with honey will make your words sound sweeter. 


Bees in your dreams:

  • May be a good omen.
  • Bees in your dreams may be telling you to take a look at your social networks. They may be pointing toward a desire for more harmonious and functional relationships, or celebrating the ones you already have.
  • A visit from a bee in a dream may also be notifying you that a friend or family member needs to speak with you. You will know as this person will also pop into your mind somehow. It means call them or perhaps, that you will hear from them soon.
  • Dreaming of a beehive usually relates to the home and family or your business and coworkers. A happy, buzzing hive means a happy, buzzing home. It may foretell incoming abundance, and fruitful times ahead. If the bees are swarming around the hive, rather than working in it, proceed with caution. There is a lack of harmony that is interfering with productivity.
  • A swarm of bees may indicate that you feel that a group of people upon whose cooperation you rely is becoming chaotic and out of control. Perhaps the need to balance your own interactions with your different business and social groups for your own sanity.
  • Beehives bring to mind abundance and prosperity: bees seem to work hard and are rewarded by flowing stores of honey. An empty beehive, then, represents the opposite: lost opportunity and financial misfortune.
  • A beehive can also represent a home. The fullness or emptiness of the beehive may indicate unconscious feelings about family life, marriage, children, or the house itself. Honey may represent your property or belongings.
  • A beehive on fire or burned bees are often interpreted depending on your emotional and physical condition. Burned bees may mean you are overcoming fear and want to take control of life and anger, are you’re progressing through life with more confidence without any fear of obstacles. Burned beehives can also mean you have lost something precious, like money, a relationship, or some valuable information that you’ve forgotten or ignored.
  • If a bee or a swarm of bees is chasing you in dream, it may mean there is some unsettled business or a memory that haunts you. Make sure you let it go from your mind or deal with it in order to avoid these bees.
  • If you dream about getting a bee sting then something may be bothering you, or you have a persistent annoyance in your life. Concerns about your relationship, career, finance, or some unknown issue is bugging your subconscious mind. Find out what it is and sort it out.

Magickal uses for Honey:

  • Can be used in binding spells to symbolically stick things together.
  • Used for offerings to fae and deities.
  • Can sweeten a person or a situation.
  •  Honey is sacred to Aphrodite.
  • Can be used in spells corresponding to purification, health, love, happiness, spirituality, wisdom, good fortune, fertility, 
  • Use certain types of honey that corresponded with your spell.
  • Bathe in warm water and honey to attract love.
  • A dish filled with honey can attract angels and beneficial spirits.


Do your part to save the bees they are an important part of our life and in our magick practices. 

May the moon light your path!

==Moonlight Academy==

Sources: witchipedia.com, kitchenwitchuk.blogspot.ca, exemplore.com

  • Bitty, sitting at the Haus kitchen table: my academic counselor said if I don't take a creative writing class this semester, I won't graduate.
  • Nursey: that's okay Bitty! Take Intro to Poetry, I'm TA-ing that for extra credit.
  • Bitty, exactly one semester later: I can't believe you gave me a D on every assignment
  • Nursey: I can't believe you thought iambic pentameter was part of the metric system.
You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don’t even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid.
—  Oscar Wilde

Ιδανικοί αυτόχειρες-Κώστας Καρυωτάκης

Γυρίζουν το κλειδί στην πόρτα, παίρνουν
τα παλιά, φυλαγμένα γράμματά τους,
διαβάζουν ήσυχα, κι έπειτα σέρνουν
για τελευταία φορά τα βήματά τους.

Ήταν η ζωή τους, λένε, τραγωδία.
Θεέ μου, το φρικτό γέλιο των ανθρώπων,
τα δάκρυα, ο ίδρως, η νοσταλγία
των ουρανών, η ερημιά των τόπων.

Στέκονται στο παράθυρο, κοιτάνε
τα δέντρα, τα παιδιά, πέρα τη φύση,
τους μαρμαράδες που σφυροκοπάνε,
τον ήλιο που για πάντα θέλει δύσει.Oλα τελείωσαν. 

Το σημείωμα να το,
σύντομο, απλό, βαθύ, καθώς ταιριάζει,
αδιαφορία, συγχώρηση γεμάτο
για κείνον που θα κλαίει και θα διαβάζει.

Βλέπουν τον καθρέφτη, βλέπουν την ώρα,
ρωτούν αν είναι τρέλα τάχα ή λάθος,
«όλα τελείωσαν» ψιθυρίζουν «τώρα»,
πως θ’ αναβάλουν βέβαιοι κατά βάθος..  

stars pool in the puddles left at her feet
as she walks, and skips, and runs through the world’s broken streets

and the sky laughs in clouds
as she runs her gentle hands through slippery blades of grass, maps the cracks in aging trees


this goddess of kindness and sweet smiles
makes the flowers and trees strain after her fingertips 
even when she has moved on to the next and the next


she walks and she runs 
down abandoned country lanes
in that fine balance between the world sleeping and awakening 


down abandoned beaches 
where the sand kisses the grey ocean kisses the grey sky 
where the world stops and holds its breath 
as her luminescent footsteps press their mark into its skin
remindingpressingwhispering–insisting:
i am here


and the sky laughs in breezes
ruffling the pages of her books, trying to get more than a bright muffled laugh
and the sun shines in doses 
trying to emulate the warmth she wears like a cloak 


and the moon, she smiles
as the girl laughs, and lives, and breaks, and grows 


and the world
it holds its breath
as this goddess walks though its broken streets and reminds it of humanity

— 

the goddess of warmth wears a crown of stars | s.a.s. | wild goddesses #2

I’m late but a little piece for @eunoiaschaos for her birthday–never stop shining bb <333

The 13 profiles
  • Justin foley: PROS- Most of the shit he did could be blamed on his abusive behaviour and his conflict between his debt to his friend and doing the right thing, loved his girlfriend, tried to stand up to his mom's shitty boyfriend
  • CONS- Was a rape apologist, had no balls and never stood up to his jerk best friend when he harassed both the girls he was in a relationship with,was prepared to kill Clay to protect his reputation
  • Alex Standall: PROS- Was man enough to own up to every mistake, stood up for what he believed in, whether it helped him or not, he was so guilty that he soon started showing suicidal tendencies like picking fights he knew he couldn't win or trying to drown himself in a pool, answered everything in a snarky way and sassed justin constantly, comforted clay after jeff's death, allowed justin to stay at his place despite their little rivalry, stayed friends with Jessica despite breaking up with her (albeit it was her fault), DIDN'T EXCUSED BRYCE'S RAPIST ASS
  • CONS: Broke up with jessica when she refused to have sex with him, didn't tell Hannah about their relationship and allowed her to think that they just drifted apart, dragged hannah into their fight and broke Jessica's friendship with her, humiliated hannah and objectified her, didn't correct the jocks when they implied a relationship between them both, hung out with bryce despite knowing what he did to hannah and jessica, tried to threaten clay into silence, never apologized to jessica for his behaviour, was mean to Tyler even before knowing what he did to Hannah
  • Jessica Davis: PROS: was good friends with hannah, stayed away from justin once she realized how he had let bryce rape her
  • CONS: Immediately assumed that the reason the two broke up was not because of Alex, but because of Hannah, SLAPPED HER, stood Hannah up at Monet's, got into a relationship with Alex and never told Hannah about it, got into a relationship with the guy who ruined Hannah's relationship and never told her, showed violent tendencies by hitting Justin with those metal pieces used to break the bulb, hung out with Bryce to make Justin angry
  • Tyler Down: PROS:Has reasons for his behaviour, being the social outcast and all, (not redeemable though)
  • CONS: He's a fucking creep, shows school shooter tendencies, and most probably killed Alex, need i say anything more?
  • Courtney Crimsen: PROS: none. All she cared about was her parent's and her own reputation
  • CONS: Was fake af, used Hannah to get a ride to the dance, stopped talking to Hannah the second it hurt her reputation, spread more rumours about her and hid behind the lies, WAS A RAPE APOLOGIST despite holding no affection for bryce, wasn't ready even till the end to accept her faults,fucking hate this bitch
  • Marcus Cooley: PROS: None, didn't care about anything but his reputation
  • CONS: Tried to threaten Clay into silence, stayed with Bryce despite knowing about what he did, RAPE APOLOGIST, basically sexually assaulted Hannah, was fake af with the teachers
  • Zach Dempsey: PROS: sat next to Hannah as an effort to comfort her and apologized for his friend, bought the milkshakes for her, was genuinely nice to her, most of his reactions were out of anger, tried to be nice but failed really bad, kept her note
  • CONS: Stole her notes, was one of the jocks that objectified Hannah, tried to threaten Clay into silence, had a sister but never realized how much his actions could hurt girls, hung out with Bryce despite knowing what he did to Hannah, was a rape apologist, was ready to put the whole blame on bryce
  • Ryan Shaver: PROS: was a great poet, agreed to help Hannah with poetry, tried to make amends for his mistake by buying Hannah a gift, tried to get Hannah to be confident about her work, was really (too) passionate about his 'zine, WASN'T A RAPE APOLOGIST, was blunt and called courtney out on her shit
  • CONS: arrogant, invaded Hannah's privacy
  • Clay: PROS: EVERYTHING CLAY JENSEN WAS AN IDIOT BUT HE WAS THE SWEETEST IDIOT EVER
  • CONS: was really oblivious (couldn't figure his friend was gay, didn't know what to say to Hannah etc.), was emotionally unstable, was reckless, usually too determined to do the right thing, even if he hurt himself in the process, pushed people away and grew cynical because of the tapes
  • Sheri Holland: PROS: Genuinely cared about Clay, owned up to her shit in the end
  • CONS: Tried to manipulate Clay into not listening to the tapes, hung out with Bryce despite knowing what he did, left Hannah in the middle of the night alone in some random place despite her being drunk just because she disagreed with her, (indirectly) caused the death of the purest character in the show
  • BRYCE WALKER: PROS: NONE THIS DICKWAD DESERVED TO ROT IN HELL AND CHOKE ON STAPLE PINS
  • CONS: everything he did, the fact that this rapist was even alive
  • Mr Porter: was a fucking dumbass who didn't deserve his job
strict dress to kill code:

Fur coats over lingerie
Beaded hems
Pearl necklaces and sheer tights
Cigarette smoking
Rouge
Sharply penciled eyebrows
Vampy red lips
Silver pistols and embezzled clutches
Slivers of skin
Sparkles
Fringe and feathers
Tiered dresses
Headbands dripping in rhinestone and feathers
Gilded tiaras
Crystals and silk
Sheath dresses
Sky high stilettos
No flat shoes
No natural looks

ellactricity
I’ve been staring at your words like they’re supposed to tell me how you’re doing, but I don’t even know how I’m doing. Everything’s blankness stained with rusted anger and a depression I haven’t been friends with in months. Six months, to be exact. Because everything changed with you. But now I’m back. Here. And I don’t know how I’m going to make it out.
—  🖤
10 most memorable Kurt Cobain Quotes

February 20th marks the birth anniversary of late American musician and ‘grunge’ legend Kurt Cobain.

Aside from being one of the pioneers of the grunge music scene of Seattle, Cobain was widely respected as a great artist and a poet. Here are 10 of his most memorable quotes which youth could identify with even to this day.

Image Source: Getty Images

  • “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”
  • “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”
  • “I’m so happy because today I found my friends – they’re in my head.”
  • “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem.”
  • “A friend is nothing but a known enemy.”
  • “I’m not well-read, but when I read, I read well.”
  • “We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.”
  • “The sun is gone, but I have a light.”
  • “The worst crime is faking it”
  • “They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.”
PLAYBILL SALE

(not all pictured)

Alright guys! So I owe my parents $250 for Dear Evan Hansen tickets so I’m selling some playbills! I have researched what other people are selling them for and I hope you’ll find the prices reasonable. Of course some of the prices are negotiable. Buy two or more and receive some window brochures for other shows! If you want to see the playbill before you purchase or want to know who was in the show or who signed it, message me! If you are interested in purchasing please message me!


Please Reblog!!!


UNSIGNED

(OBC= original broadway cast OOBC= original off-broadway cast ORC= original revival cast)

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (10th anniversary concert)- $7

A Delicate Balance- $5

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder- $5

CInderella (ORC)- $10

A Delicate Balance- $5

Dead Poets Society (OOBC)- $8

Dead Poets Society (PROGRAM NOT PLAYBILL)- $2

Fly By Night (OOBC w/ Adam Chanler-Berat)- $3

Fortress of Solitude (OOBC w/ Adam Chanler-Berat)- $5

If/Then (D.C. Tryout)- $3

Les Miserables (PRIDE PLAYBILL) (2014 Revival)- $20

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 A.R.T production- $20

Once (Arthur Darvill)- $12

Of Mice and Men (PRIDE PLAYBILL w/ James Franco)- $7

Oh Hello (OBC)- 10 p>

Pippin (ORC)- $5

School of Rock (OBC)- $5

She Loves Me (ORC)- $10

Side Show (ORC)- $5

Sunset Boulevard (ORC w/ Glenn Close)- $10

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (OBC)- $5

The Glass Menagerie (ORC w/ Celia Keenan-Bolger and Cherry Jones)- $8

The Lion King- $3

Tick Tick Boom (2016 cast)- $17

Violet (OBC W/  Sutton Foster)- $12

Wicked- $3


Signed

Big Fish (some cast including Norbert Leo Butz)- $20

Big Fish (Kate Baldwin and Krystal Joy Brown)- $15

Cinderella (some cast including Santino Fontana)- $20

Cinderella (Ann Harada)- $15

First Date (entire OBC except Zac Levi)- $37

Kinky Boots (Billy Porter)- $25 If/Then (James Synder)- $20

Matilda (Lesli Margherita and Chris Sieber)- $15

Matilda (Gabe Ebert)- $12 

On the Town (first preview) (entire ORC except Clyde Alves)- $20

Once (some cast)- $15

School of Rock (entire OBC including Alex Brightman)- $25

She Loves Me (some cast including Zac Levi)- $20

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Alex Sharp)- $13

Wicked (PJ Benjamin)- $5

Wicked (Lindsay Mendez)- $15