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whoartgos:

perfection is
elusive

to the point of
being mythical,
a cult of faith

which is unfortunate

sadly, skin is
soft and bones
brittle, especially under
harsh conditions
  why pyramids couldn’t
  last on my shoulder
  blades

and i’m prone
to folly, looking
behind the couch
for

nothing in particular

whoartgos:

simply unravel the
taut film from its canister,
bubbling black reflecting
sun like slow moving water

or better yet fling
it into the bottoms
of clouds

when they, they clouds,
meet smoke stacks
man meets creator
and the earth keeps
spinning

so far we’ve come
no closer to anything
resembling a conclusion

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Famous authors, their writings and their rejection letters.


ronstormer:

  • Sylvia PlathThere certainly isn’t enough genuine talent for us to take notice.
  • Rudyard KiplingI’m sorry Mr. Kipling, but you just don’t know how to use the English language.
  • Emily Dickinson[Your poems] are quite as remarkable for defects as for beauties and are generally devoid of true poetical qualities.
  • Ernest Hemingway (on The Torrents of Spring): It would be extremely rotten taste, to say nothing of being horribly cruel, should we want to publish it.
  • Dr. SeussToo different from other juveniles on the market to warrant its selling.
  • The Diary of Anne FrankThe girl doesn’t, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above the ‘curiosity’ level.
  • Richard Bach (on Jonathan Livingston Seagull): will never make it as a paperback. (Over 7.25 million copies sold)
  • H.G. Wells (on The War of the Worlds): An endless nightmare. I do not believe it would “take”…I think the verdict would be ‘Oh don’t read that horrid book’. And (on The Time Machine): It is not interesting enough for the general reader and not thorough enough for the scientific reader.
  • Edgar Allan PoeReaders in this country have a decided and strong preference for works in which a single and connected story occupies the entire volume.
  • Herman Melville (on Moby Dick): We regret to say that our united opinion is entirely against the book as we do not think it would be at all suitable for the Juvenile Market in [England]. It is very long, rather old-fashioned…
  • Jack London[Your book is] forbidding and depressing.
  • William FaulknerIf the book had a plot and structure, we might suggest shortening and revisions, but it is so diffuse that I don’t think this would be of any use. My chief objection is that you don’t have any story to tell. And two years later: Good God, I can’t publish this!
  • Stephen King (on Carrie): We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell.
  • Joseph Heller (on Catch–22): I haven’t really the foggiest idea about what the man is trying to say… Apparently the author intends it to be funny – possibly even satire – but it is really not funny on any intellectual level … From your long publishing experience you will know that it is less disastrous to turn down a work of genius than to turn down talented mediocrities.
  • George Orwell (on Animal Farm): It is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA.
  • Oscar Wilde (on Lady Windermere’s Fan): My dear sir, I have read your manuscript. Oh, my dear sir.
  • Vladimir Nabokov (on Lolita): … overwhelmingly nauseating, even to an enlightened Freudian … the whole thing is an unsure cross between hideous reality and improbable fantasy. It often becomes a wild neurotic daydream … I recommend that it be buried under a stone for a thousand years.
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit was turned down so many times, Beatrix Potter initially self-published it.
  • Lust for Life by Irving Stone was rejected 16 times, but found a publisher and went on to sell about 25 million copies.
  • John Grisham’s first novel was rejected 25 times.
  • Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) received 134 rejections.
  • Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) received 121 rejections.
  • Gertrude Stein spent 22 years submitting before getting a single poem accepted.
  • Judy Blume, beloved by children everywhere, received rejections for two straight years.
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle received 26 rejections.
  • Frank Herbert’s Dune was rejected 20 times.
  • Carrie by Stephen King received 30 rejections.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank received 16 rejections.
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rolling was rejected 12 times.
  • Dr. Seuss received 27 rejection letters

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uknaturals:

- #NayyirahWaheed
Being ‘black’ or ‘person of colour’ is nothing to be ashamed of…be scared of..or something to hide.
Black is the original…the 1st..the birth..the beginning..so how can it not be beautiful? -Rachy #blackisbeautiful #blackwomen #love

uknaturals:

- #NayyirahWaheed

Being ‘black’ or ‘person of colour’ is nothing to be ashamed of…be scared of..or something to hide.

Black is the original…the 1st..the birth..the beginning..so how can it not be beautiful? -Rachy #blackisbeautiful #blackwomen #love

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uutpoetry:

turn on
snifflingsailors
July 15, 2014
everything is turned off/  turn everything off/
everything gets turned off/  let’s start this
from it’s beginning/  but carefully,
you only get so many beginnings  / two men, from a dream/
standing in the cumulus/  hiding
in the heavens/  from the rain/
again
art: “the art of conversation” Rene Magritte

uutpoetry:

turn on

snifflingsailors

July 15, 2014

everything is turned off/
turn everything off/

everything gets turned off/
let’s start this

from it’s beginning/
but carefully,

you only get so many beginnings
/ two men, from a dream/

standing in the cumulus/
hiding

in the heavens/
from the rain/

again

art: “the art of conversation” Rene Magritte

A Brief Summary of Downed Civilian Airlines


lostinurbanism:

Alain Le Garsmeur, Georgia (1983)

dhatu:

what I made yesterday

dhatu:

what I made yesterday

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