Life in Poetry

I am Poet, Author and Speaker. I thrive on exploring the interior and exterior world. I am constantly on the lookout for for examples of beauty and truth. Here are a few of the visual images I have found.

Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.

Neil Gaiman  (via the-beautyofwords)

(via literatureismyutopia)

I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

—Mother Teresa (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: thresca, via awelltraveledwoman)

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

Its never too late to take a moment to look.”

Sharon Salzberg (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: emotional-algebra, via creatingaquietmind)

High-intensity noise that exceeds 95 decibels disrupts performance on complex tasks but improves it on simple, boring tasks — noise tends to raise arousal level, which can be useful when trying to stay alert during mindless and monotonous work, but can agitate you out of creative flow when immersed in the kind of work that requires deliberate, reflective thought… These effects, of course, are relative to one’s psychological constitution… Writers more afflicted with anxiety tend to be more disconcerted by noisy environments. Proust and Carlyle appear to have been among those writers — the former wrote in a cork-lined room to eliminate obtrusive sounds and the latter in a noiseproof chamber to ensure absolute silence — whereas Allen Ginsberg was known for being able to write anywhere, from trains to planes to parks.

You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.

—T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge)

(via vampirejuly)

The Last Shadow Puppets

—Standing Next To Me

The one you fell for makes it seem juvenile. 

(Source: rusholmeruffianz, via nubivagrant)

I get excited by little things I don’t know, I get excited to know more about what’s inside peoples hearts and the magic in the world.

—Michel Gondry (via ohdreaming)

(Source: queenbitchpro, via vampirejuly)

We’re all amateurs at faith, hope and love; don’t be too hard on each other.

—Bob Goff on instagram (via pureblyss)