“Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, often claims that to know a culture, you must eat their food. I’ve eaten Vietnamese food my whole life, but there’s still so much that I don’t understand about my family and the place we came from. I don’t know why we can be so reticent, yet so emotional; why Catholicism, the invaders’ religion, still has such a hold on them; why we laugh so hard even at times when there’s not much to laugh about. After endless plates of com bi, banh xeo, and cha gio, I still don’t know what my grandmother thinks about when she prays.”
— Soleil Vy Ho, Craving the Other (via soleilho)
1:16 pm • 20 November 2013 • 422 notes
Loose Leaf from a Destroyed Journal
To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. —Ted Hughes
In my dream’s dream
I rake the flood, toiling in molten gold streams
of leaves, leaves by the ream.
I can’t keep up with fall.
Red words drop, I sweat, they drop fireballs
2:06 pm • 14 November 2013 • 45 notes
"She keeps me from judging good people. I keep her from trusting bad people."
2:01 pm • 14 November 2013 • 5,220 notes
“As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.”
― Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton was born today in 1928.
— (via thetinhouse)
1:50 pm • 9 November 2013 • 99 notes
A queen and her throne. #piaf #cat
1:23 pm • 8 November 2013 • 1 note
“When I first loved you I determined
that if the longing twisted me in disarray
I would string my heart upon a loom
to be unravelled.”
— Prince Yuhara, from The Ten Thousand Leaves: A Translation of the Man’yōshū, Japan’s Premier Anthology of Classical Poetry, Vol. 1, trans. Ian Hideo Levy (Princeton University Press, 1981) (via apoetreflects)
9:01 pm • 4 November 2013 • 173 notes