Colonialism began with conquest and is today maintained by a settler...– Haunani-Kay Trask, from “The Color of Violence”
I consider more closely how I react to the image of a girl sitting bent over a...– Sven Birkerts, from “Andre Kertesz: On Reading” in Literal
“I. Ice is not land, so how to claim it? How to mark it owned without thatched roofs, artifacts from conquered tribes, quaint yeomen tilling non-native crops on the annexed shore? The planes Passat and Boreas were catapulted from the chill deck of the Schwabenland into the frigid, uncharted air to fly across the ice...
bound in a chain formed of dark imaginings
sileam: And thus I, too, am bound in a chain formed of dark imaginings, of unquiet dreams, of restless thoughts, of dread presentiments, of inexplicable anxieties. This chain is very supple, soft as silk, elastic under the highest tension, and cannot be broken in two” ::Kierkegaard Either/Or
timeimmemorial: He said, “what will you do?” “does one destroy oneself when one is utterly disinterested?” “I don’t know.” — Djuna Barnes, “The Doctors” in Spillway and Other Stories
Familiar land boundaries merge in the North. At their furthest tip, Canada...– Brian Richardson, “Opposed Snow,” from The Twenty-four Words for Snow
The bridge of birches stretches down to the horizon. A ridge of wings...– Kazim Ali, “The Return of Music”
The Laughing Philosopher thinks, Ah Nature– Eugene Ostashevsky, from “The Premises of Grass”
At the request of the painter Edgar Jené, [Paul Celan] wrote the “Dream of...– James K. Lyon, from Paul Celan and Martin Heidegger: an unresolved conversation, 1951-1970
liamdestroy: Radiohead. Where I End and You...
juste-des-images: Radiohead-Suck Young Blood
Nemophilist n. 1. One who is fond of the forest (.) 2. A haunter of the woods (.)
Some words have layers of meaning. You learn that “sharp snow”...– Brian Richardson, from “The Twenty-four Words for Snow”
Perhaps one can love the academic sentence for its ethical contortions, the...– Noah Eli Gordon, from “Eight Experiments in Artifice”
In his essay ‘The Storyteller,’ Walter Benjamin referred to counsel...– Roger I. Simon, Mario DiPaolantonio, and Mark Clamen, from “Remembrance as Praxis and the Ethics of the Inter-human” (via)
This is dangerous stuff. If a nation of America’s power were to stalk the globe...– Robert Merry (via pantslessprogressive)
Yesterday morning: a girl threw herself from her window; sustaining multiple injuries, is alive and well, but not well. In the afternoon: meeting a self-proclaimed ghost. His name rhymes with mine. He wanders; bows in conversation.
mythologyofblue: If I stand alone in the snow it is clear that I am a clock how else would eternity find its way around - Inger Christensen,“If I stand” from Light, translated by Susanna Nied
What is most dangerous in violence is its rationality. Of course violence itself...– Michel Foucault, (1996) . ‘Truth is in the future’. In Sylvère Lotringer (ed.) Foucault Live (Interviews, 1961-1984). (via foucaultscat)
Time Immemorial.: Perhaps the theoretical blind... →
timeimmemorial: Perhaps the theoretical blind spot of current philosophy of mind is the issue of conscious suffering. Thousands of pages are being written about color qualia or the contents of thought, but almost no theoretical work is devoted to ubiquitous phenomenal states like physical pain or simple everyday sadness (“subclinical depression”), or to the phenomenal content associated...
timeimmemorial: We must not weep so as not to be comforted. - Simone Weil, Notebooks, v1, p252
I break the character and look for hours like a body no one knew to recover.– Jen Tynes, from “We Perform Best When…”
thesunisfalling: Midlake - We Gathered In...
Thus, a white dwarf is little more than a decaying corpse that will cool for the...– Bennett, Donohue, Schneider, Voit, from The Essential Cosmic Perspective 6th ed.
In her kitchen, she holds night in a box. Inside, the moon drifts and catches...– Emily Warn, “The Novice Insomniac”
Some days the future is like a debt– Adam Aitken, from “Aubade: Thirties Sydney”
4. If it is true that the earth respires, That it speaks only to those Who...– Tracy K. Smith, from “The Nobodies”
The sky is a surface: all landscape painters know this. An organ too—the...– David Huerta, from “Toward the Surface (Hacie la superficie)” tr. Mark Schafer
Thirteen Fear has a face that disappears whenever I look into it. Removed from...– John FitzGerald, from “The Mind”
and yet, in the middle of the day, whenever I turn on the radio, or turn it...– Taha Muhammad Ali, from “Post-Operative Complications Following the Extraction of Memory”
I’ve told her stories to strangers in first person.– Dan Manchester, from “Prayer”
The surface is cold and dark like ice in the polar night. But its coldness is...– David Huerta, from “Toward the Surface (Hacia la superficie)” tr. Mark Schafer