For the first time in my whole life, I know what I wanna do! And for the first time, I’m gonna do it! Whether my father wants me to or not! Carpe diem!
ein hoch uns, auf dieses leben
auf den moment der immer bleibt
Knowing your Shakespeare is absolutely essential.
All women are princesses. It is our right.
A Little Princess (1995, dir. Alfonso Cuaron)
literature meme: poets [1/5]
Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink as it was his personal symbol for desire and hope with his poetry.
I just want to ramble on here how amazing my classes and classmates are this semester. My English classes of course (biology I will endure you!). The reading lists are books that I’ve had on my to-read list & I’m thrilled to have an excuse to study them. My classmates are a bunch of cuties & I really like working with them. My professors are also really sweet and accessible and I can tell that they’re REALLY passionate about literature. I’m so happy with my education adventures right now & even though it gets tough sometimes, I know it’s worth it.
Monet’s garden, Giverny, France
Take me back to the best book store ever.
"I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it — keep going, keep going come what may. But what is your final goal, you may ask. That goal will become clearer, will emerge slowly but surely, much as the rough draught turns into a sketch, and the sketch into a painting through the serious work done on it, through the elaboration of the original vague idea and through the consolidation of the first fleeting and passing thought". [x]