matt pearce.

matt pearce.

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times; essays, journalism and poetry previously for the L.A. Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The Missouri Review, Salon, and others.

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—O remember
In your narrowing dark hours
That more things move
Than blood in the heart.
- Louise Bogan
theparisreview:

Opening
In the name of one more leaveningI hoist the flag, the closed eyeof the letter B in cursive here.
I go to the sidewalk of losses.In jeans and corduroy jacket, I walkthe way I imagine my father didin shoes that touch down at intervalswhose useful hesitations I can’t deny.
—Barbara Wuest, from “Mass.” Photography: Ray K. Metzker.

theparisreview:

Opening

In the name of one more leavening
I hoist the flag, the closed eye
of the letter B in cursive here.

I go to the sidewalk of losses.
In jeans and corduroy jacket, I walk
the way I imagine my father did
in shoes that touch down at intervals
whose useful hesitations I can’t deny.

Barbara Wuest, from “Mass.” Photography: Ray K. Metzker.

The hunter sinks his arrows into the trees and then paints the targets around them. The trees imagine they are deer. The deer imagine they are safe. The arrows: they have no imagination.
-

Richard Siken, The Stag and the Quiver, published on The Awl

(via bostonpoetryslam)

aseaofquotes:

Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading

aseaofquotes:

Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading

aseaofquotes:

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

aseaofquotes:

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Endlessness runs in you like leaves on the tree of night.
- Anne Carson, “TV Men: The Sleeper” (via differenceetrepetition)
Path to the Pacific.

Path to the Pacific.

theantidote:

Alice Prin (aka Kiki de Montparnasse) in Dadaist 1924 short film, Ballet Mécanique

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