LOVE.LIVE.SMILE.PEACE & POETRY

I hope you find this blog to be filled with love while inspiring you to live and experience life, smile, and to spread peace to the world, with poetry accompanying you along the way. Welcome to Peyton's Place.

“Those who tell the stories rule society.”

—   Plato (via kushandwizdom)

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”

—   Chuck Klosterman (b.1972, American)

(Source: artchipel, via daeizm)

“She is poetry.
She varies in size.
Not physically,
but existentially; in context.
& like poetry, I absorb her in all forms.”

—   "Poetry (She Is)", Dae Lee (Daeizm)

(Source: daeizm, via daeizm)

“We wouldn’t be us if we didn’t believe in second chances, but it’s okay to close the door on someone if they’re toxic.”

—   Toby Cavanaugh

“I am full of unwritten poetry”

—   (via lovejailyric)

(Source: incoloure, via greenskies-over-bluefields)

“Life is God’s novel. Let him write it.”

—   Isaac Bashevis Singer (via itsquoted)

“People say to write about what you know. I’m here to tell you, no one wants to read that, because you don’t know anything. So write about something you don’t know. And don’t be scared, ever.”

—   Toni Morrison (via ktempest)

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“Christ is more of an artist than the artists — He works in living spirit and flesh, He makes men instead of statues”

—   Vincent Van Gogh (via kvtes)

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“My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.”

—   Eartha Kitt

“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world. That means trying to understand, take in, connect with, what wickedness human beings are capable of; and not be corrupted — made cynical, superficial — by this understanding.”

ponderingcomplications:

You can close your eyes
to tomorrow
but the sun will still
kiss your eyelids,

and the darkness
in your chest
will never be
heavy enough
to keep the air
from your lungs.

You may feel
like you’re breaking
from the inside out,
but I promise you
that your ribs
are strong enough
to keep you together.

You are more
than your despair.
You are life entombed
in flesh and bone.
You are resilient.
You are unique.
But most of all,
                            You are loved.

(via starlingwings)

“You always learn from observing. You have to pick things up nonverbally because people will never tell you what you’re supposed to know. You have to get it for yourself: whatever it is that you need in order to survive. You become strong by doing the things you need to be strong for. This is the way genuine learning takes place.”

—    Audre Lorde, from an interview dated April 1981 (via violentwavesofemotion)

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

—   Audre Lorde (via jmeekzzz)

“Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.”

—   Audre Lorde (via feellng)