these are the timesdirty beloved


New Garden

Walk away, he said, and do not scream.
And I was twenty, home in the spring,

when I saw my first,
coiled by the tiger lilies...
Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers
Poetry Daily


"It's a nice story but there's nothing underneath it. I don't want to be bothered with stuff where there's nothing underneath."
Madeleine L'Engle, who has just died at the age of 88, on Harry Potter.

Res Est Sacra Miser


Ma Jun
via Vitro Nasu

floordrobe n. A pile of discarded clothes on the floor of a person's room.

"If I admitted that those stories were true, people would say, 'There's the greatest scoundrel unhung,' and if I denied 'em they'd say, 'There's the greatest liar on earth," so I just say nothing"
Frank James
Jesse James (III)
The Ballad Index

"Cigarettes and food was all you thought about."
Prisoners of War: A Story of Four American Soldiers
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Vermont Folklife Center


Film production crew with large fans producing windstorm scene on the set of "The Grape of Wrath"[sic] 1939 or 1940 (detail)

Meanwhile, back in the jungle

"As one of the first dissection animals experienced in comparative anatomy laboratory, fetal or embryonic pigs are very well studied because their development and organ systems reasonably parallel human development."

...out of a potato and some beans...


"...bequeathed to me when they went back to Japan" says Momus

“Soy un amigo de Allen Ginsberg”


A climbing move which looks like a small child climbing up to the kitchen counter. Hand(s) are on ledge, one foot comes up, as you rock over one hand with your elbow locked.
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Climbing trees, and reading about them, is back in fashion.

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