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Via amandaonwriting

Tagged: indpired truth words garden

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Happy Birthday, Jamaica Kincaid, born 25 May 1949
10 Quotes
I was given a dictionary when I was seven, and I read it because I had nothing else to read. I read it the way you read a book.
Who you are is a mystery no one can answer, not even you.
I write a lot in my head. The revision goes on internally. It’s not spontaneous and it doesn’t have a schedule.
One of the things reading does, it makes your loneliness manageable if you are an essentially lonely person.
When I’m writing, I think about the garden, and when I’m in the garden I think about writing. I do a lot of writing by putting something in the ground.
I loved Charlotte Bronte when I was little, and I wanted to be Charlotte Bronte the way people want to be a princess.
Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.
I think life is difficult and that’s that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.
The inevitable is no less a shock just because it is inevitable.
The space between the idea of something and its reality is always wide and deep and dark. 
Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer.
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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jamaica Kincaid, born 25 May 1949

10 Quotes

  1. I was given a dictionary when I was seven, and I read it because I had nothing else to read. I read it the way you read a book.
  2. Who you are is a mystery no one can answer, not even you.
  3. I write a lot in my head. The revision goes on internally. It’s not spontaneous and it doesn’t have a schedule.
  4. One of the things reading does, it makes your loneliness manageable if you are an essentially lonely person.
  5. When I’m writing, I think about the garden, and when I’m in the garden I think about writing. I do a lot of writing by putting something in the ground.
  6. I loved Charlotte Bronte when I was little, and I wanted to be Charlotte Bronte the way people want to be a princess.
  7. Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.
  8. I think life is difficult and that’s that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.
  9. The inevitable is no less a shock just because it is inevitable.
  10. The space between the idea of something and its reality is always wide and deep and dark. 

Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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1 year ago with 49 notes

Via kalamu

Tagged: art words

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kalamu:

ESSAY: LOVE AND REVOLUTION: SONIA SANCHEZ’S LITERARY USES OF PERSONAL PAIN -
http://t.co/4A9GWV99b9

i love this woman.

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kalamu:

ESSAY: LOVE AND REVOLUTION: SONIA SANCHEZ’S LITERARY USES OF PERSONAL PAIN -

http://t.co/4A9GWV99b9

i love this woman.

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2 years ago with 93 notes

Via schomburgcenter

Tagged: art words poetry tracy k. smith

schomburgcenter:

Congratulations to Tracy K. Smith!On Monday, her birthday, Tracy K. Smith won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Life on Mars. Brooklynite Smith, an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton, is one of the poets featured in our National Poetry Month blog post, A Poem a Day.
To read the blog, please visit:http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/04/02/poem-day.
Join Tracy at the Pen World Festival here at the Schomburg Center on May 5: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/159142?lref=64%2Fcalendar

schomburgcenter:

Congratulations to Tracy K. Smith!

On Monday, her birthday, Tracy K. Smith won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Life on Mars. Brooklynite Smith, an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton, is one of the poets featured in our National Poetry Month blog post, A Poem a Day.


To read the blog, please visit:http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/04/02/poem-day.

Join Tracy at the Pen World Festival here at the Schomburg Center on May 5: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/159142?lref=64%2Fcalendar

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2 years ago with 40 notes

Via neverclosedmyeyes

Tagged: art music words

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neverclosedmyeyes:

Immortal Technique’s Interview

This guy is a fucking genius  

his mind, sighhhh <3

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2 years ago with 32 notes

Via ferrarisheppard

Tagged: art words saul willims

ferrarisheppard:

Saul Williams Music Short Film in the Catacombs of Paris: (please support his new album Volcanic Sunlight)

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2 years ago with 3 notes

Via earlysunlight-deactivated201212

Tagged: art words

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wondering if i’m ever going to be able to share my words with the charisma and feeling that she does in this video. she’s captivating.

somehow i think its going to take me a long time,
and somehow i feel like its my students who are going to teach me how.
teach and be teachable :)

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2 years ago with 8 notes

Via dealwhitit

Tagged: art words

dealwhitit:

fuck i look like (by junior510)
this is a MUST see 

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2 years ago with 456 notes

Via dreamhampton1

Tagged: art words

dreamhampton1:

Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Lori Sharpe, and Audrey Edwards 1977 at a Black women’s writing group.

dreamhampton1:

Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Lori Sharpe, and Audrey Edwards 1977 at a Black women’s writing group.

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2 years ago with 52 notes

Via butterfacebooger-deactivated201

Tagged: art words

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don’t love your eyes; they’d just as soon pick em out. No more do they love the skin on your back. Yonder they flay it. And O my people they do not love your hands. Those they only use, tie, bind, chop off and leave empty. Love your hands! Love them. Raise them up and kiss them. Touch others with them, pat them together, stroke them on your face ‘cause they don’t love that either. You got to love it, you! And no, they ain’t in love with your mouth. Yonder, out there, they will see it broken and break it again. What you say out of it they will not heed. What you scream from it they do not hear. What you put into it to nourish your body they will snatch away and give you leavins instead. No, they don’t love your mouth. You got to love it. This is flesh I’m talking about here. Flesh that needs to be loved. Feet that need to rest and to dance; backs that need support; shoulders that need arms, strong arms I’m telling you. And O my people, out yonder, hear me, they do not love your neck unnoosed and straight. So love your neck; put a hand on it, grace it, stroke it and hold it up. and all your inside parts that they’d just as soon slop for hogs, you got to love them. The dark, dark liver—love it, love it and the beat and beating heart, love that too. More than eyes or feet. More than lungs that have yet to draw free air. More than your life-holding womb and your life-giving private parts, hear me now, love your heart. For this is the prize.”

Quote by Toni Morrison: “In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, la…”

and when you have clarity, there is then room in your life for this.

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