"Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
Anton Chekhov (via introspectivepoet)
"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."
Carl Sagan (via introspectivepoet)

Daisies (1966) directed by Věra Chytilová

My notebook has remained blank for months
thanks to the light you shower
around me. I have no use
for my pen, which lies
languorously without grief.

Nothing is better than to live
a storyless life that needs
no writing for meaning—
when I am gone, let others say
they lost a happy man,
though no one can tell how happy I was.

Ha Jin, “Missed Time,”  Poetry (July 2000). (via literarymiscellany)

I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.


Khaled Hosseini

(via wholewheat)


one more time
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse (via observando)
"Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher."
William Wordsworth (via introspectivepoet)

Schim Schimmel
The Edge of Time