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"If any man has any poetry in him he should paint it" -Dante Gabriel Rosetti
August 20th 2014 377 notes
“The absurdity runs deep: America is using American military equipment to bomb other pieces of American military equipment halfway around the world.

The reason the American military equipment got there in the first place was because, in 2003, the US had to use its military to rebuild the Iraqi army, which it just finished destroying with the American military.

The American weapons the US gave the Iraqi army totally failed at making Iraq secure and have become tools of terror used by an offshoot of al-Qaeda to terrorize the Iraqis that the US supposedly liberated a decade ago.

And so now the US has to use American weaponry to destroy the American weaponry it gave Iraqis to make Iraqis safer, in order to make Iraqis safer.” — Max Fisher, "The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq" (via hipsterlibertarian)

(via humanrightswatch)

#militarism #politics
August 19th 2014 16 notes

Chuang Che, Abstract Landscape, 1980

#Chuang Che #abstract expressionism
August 18th 2014 1,207 notes

We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and sea-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
to love what is plentiful
as much as
what’s scarce.

” — alice walker, we alone. (via ethiopienne)

(Source: black-poetry, via nayyirahwaheed)

August 17th 2014 3 notes
“I don’t know how to tell her about my country,
about rape camps -
about mothers and daughters
in the same room, same men
breaking into them again and again
and again
with hammers
and wrenches
and fingers of thick trees, molding their bones.
It’s a shame to have to wear
seven generations of shattered blood
I want to tell her -
two years in this country
means nothing in the sea of unforget
I am two years
of unwords,
unpoems,
undone.
I am a lost narrative thread.” — Gypsee Yo - “The Sea of Unforget” (WoWPS 2014)
#Gypsee Yo #poetry