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I have learned how to be quiet, now.

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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2008|03:45 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.

- Ono no Kamachi

(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2008|03:42 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.

(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2008|03:30 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.
Kate Clanchy

The way we can’t remember heat, forget
the sweat and how we wore a weightless
shirt on chafing skin, the way we lose
the taste of raspberries, each winter; but

know at once, come sharp July, the vein
burning in the curtain, and from that light
- the block of sun on hot crushed sheets -
the blazing world we’ll walk in,

was how it was, your touch. Nor the rest,
not how we left, the drunkenness, just
your half-stifled, clumsy, frightened reach,
my uncurled hand, our fingers, meshed,

-like the first dazzled flinch from heat
or between the teeth, pips, a metal taste.

(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2008|03:23 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.
on the highway with my feet propped on the dashboard
1 : My Rollercoaster - Kimya Dawson
2 : My Wandering Days Are Over - Belle & Sebastian
3 : Season of the Shark - Yo La Tengo
4 : Hundreds of Sparrows - Sparklehorse
5 : Cayman Islands - Kings of Convenience
6 : I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
7 : Whatever (Some Folk Song in C) - Elliott Smith
8 : The Mistress Witch from McClure (or, The Mind That Knows Itself) - Sufjan Stevens
9 : Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
10 : Section 12: Hold Me Now - The Polyphonic Spree
11 : Adventures in Solitude - The New Pornographers
12 : Njosnavelin - Sigur Rós

(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2008|06:17 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.

(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2008|06:14 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.
Charles Bukowski

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see

(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2008|04:40 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.
driving at night with my hand out the window
1 : Autumn - Paolo Nutini
2 : Some Things Last A Long Time - Daniel Johnston
3 : I Shall Not Walk Alone - Ben Harper
4 : Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
5 : So Far Away - Carole King
6 : Tiny Dancer - Elton John
7 : River - Joni Mitchell
8 : All I Need - Radiohead
9 : How It Ends - Devotchka
10 : Svefn-g-englar - Sigur Ros
11 : Our Way to Fall - Yo La Tengo
12 : Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2007|02:12 am]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.


(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2007|02:49 pm]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.
The Woman Who Could Not Live With Her Faulty Heart
Margaret Atwood

I do not mean the symbol
of love, a candy shape
to decorate cakes with,
the heart that is supposed
to belong or break;

I mean this lump of muscle
that contracts like a flayed biceps,
purple-blue, with its skin of suet,
its skin of gristle, this isolate,
this caved hermit, unshelled
turtle, this one lungful of blood,
no happy plateful.

All hearts float in their own
deep oceans of no light,
wetblack and glimmering,
their four mouths gulping like fish.
Hearts are said to pound:
this is to be expected, the heart's
regular struggle against being drowned.

But most hearts say, I want, I want,
I want, I want. My heart
is more duplicitous,
though to twin as I once thought.
It says, I want, I don't want, I
want, and then a pause.
It forces me to listen,

and at night it is the infra-red
third eye that remains open
while the other two are sleeping
but refuses to say what it has seen.

It is a constant pestering
in my ears, a caught moth, limping drum,
a child's fist beating
itself against the bedsprings:
I want, I don't want.
How can one live with such a heart?

Long ago I gave up singing
to it, it will never be satisfied or lulled.
One night I will say to it:
Heart, be still,
and it will.

(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2007|02:40 pm]
I have learned how to be quiet, now.
1 : Nocturne - Fryderyk Chopin
2 : Symphony no. 94 - Franz Joseph Haydn
3 : Canon - Johann Pachelbel
4 : Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
5 : Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (Alla Turca) - Glenn Gould
6 : Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (Rondo) - Glenn Gould
7 : Piano Sonata in B Flat major, K.281 (Allegro) - Vladimir Horowitz
8 : Piano Sonata in B Flat major, K.333 - Vladimir Horowitz
9 : Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - George Bruch
10 : Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven

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