Jul 30, 2014
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Jul 30, 2014
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From the battle song of Thorlinda Haraldsdottir

‘I held at my side the glitterer.

Scratcher of men, daughter of fire
and the hammer, sister of tempering winds. 
In my belly I held a piece of rage
thin as the moon, and it rolled there,
guttering. Then I took it up
and I opened my mouth. My tongue:
a coiled dragon 
born on a windless sea.
I will call you to your grave with it.
Your soul is in your body like a boiled yolk
in a stuck egg, I will pierce it. 
Your brow, a cliff’s cave, shelters you: I will shatter it
and I will not stain 
my golden armlet.
Though your blood scald it,
my sword, raven-beak, burning
hair of a god, will not falter or cease.’


Originally posted here (my old blog).
Jul 29, 2014
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samuel beckett motivational kitten posters are fucking awesome

samuel beckett motivational kitten posters are fucking awesome

(Source: beckittns)

Jul 18, 2014
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FEMINIST RAGE

in which i let loose my feminist rage all over the interblags:

because religion will never stop finding excuses to police women’s bodies

and no, it doesn’t matter how young you are, as long as you’re female!

http://wp.me/p3cxUO-21Y

Jul 15, 2014
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Jul 13, 2014
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today in brooklyn adventures

1. 

I read this poem by H.D., “Garden,” whose second stanza perfectly sums up summer in New York City:

II

O wind, rend open the heat,   
cut apart the heat,   
rend it to tatters.

Fruit cannot drop   
through this thick air—
fruit cannot fall into heat
that presses up and blunts
the points of pears   
and rounds the grapes.

Cut the heat—
plough through it,
turning it on either side   
of your path.” 


2. 
I wandered into a spell-candle emporium around the corner from the apartment I’m moving to in August. There, I found out about the power of the Chuparosa:
http://www.tuvisioncandles.com/photos/8inchscreenDetails/2881005.gif

There were all sorts of candles, for love, money, curse protection and anything else you can think of… but for some reason - either a mistranslation or a weird attempt at legal protection, they all had “alleged” written on the glass, as in “Alleged Candle For Love Success”…

I am excited for this move.
Jul 12, 2014
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deciding what books to review at lilith magazine

deciding what books to review at lilith magazine

Jun 26, 2014
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jessica williams is a hero

(Source: sandandglass, via webelieveyou)

Jun 26, 2014
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Open letters to individuals or entities unlikely to respond

Dear man in yellow spandex loudly declaiming about Jesus on the B train,

I may not be ready to confess my sins to a God I don’t believe in, but I have to admit I’m impressed by your theological fervor before 10 a.m. I don’t think I could proselytize for anything at that hour except coffee. And by “proselytize” I mean “mainline.” 

And from all of us trapped in the car with you, thank you for getting off at West 4th St. so we could continue uptown in welcome, glaze-eyed silence.

Yours sinfully,
Talia

 

Jun 22, 2014
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a 300-musician collective performance on the Brooklyn Public Library steps; watching my favorite band on the Lower East Side; a musical, light-filled summer solstice

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