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Of Siblings and State Buildings February 24, 2009

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She threw the Empire State Building against the wall.
Years later, he threw her.
The pinnacle of fourteen years spent shouting in public halls.

She took his spotlight, invaded his small
Attentive atmosphere.
She threw the Empire State Building against the wall.

She took his space, and made it fall
From the sacred height he revered,
Giving way to fourteen years spent shouting in public halls.

He took her heart and made it crawl
Into a world engineered.
She threw the Empire State Building against the wall.

They often uttered nothing at all,
A silency heavy, austere.
The rest of those fourteen years were spent shouting in public halls.

It was only a toy, insignificant, small.
But the repercussions were severe.
She threw the Empire State Building across the wall,
Cutting the ribbon to years spent shouting in public halls.

(a villanelle… and a true story.)

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learning January 3, 2009

Posted by Girlbird in life, love, poetry, Uncategorized.
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ahahah it's me all over.

ahahah it's me all over.

won’t you make my heart grow
faster?
won’t you make my soul fly
higher?
won’t you make my dreams linger
longer?
I thought you would.
I thought you could.

but you made my heart falter
sooner
and my soul sink
lower
and my dreams flicker
sooner
because you wouldn’t.
because you couldn’t.

but now my heart is growing
wiser
and my soul is gliding
smoother
and my dreams taste
sweeter
because I will.
because I can.

FALL IN LOVE. It’s good for you. December 5, 2008

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I was just browsing around, and somehow ended up at You Are Remarkable – which looks to be a pretty fantastic blog in general – and this article really, really touched me.

It’s about how people should take the risk and forget about society – which doesn’t allow much deviation from the accepted path – and just let themselves fall in love recklessly every once in a while. So true. You should read it.

so here I am, it’s 10 pm December 5, 2008

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there aint no use in turning on your light babe, Im on the dark side of the road

there ain't no use in turning on your light babe, I'm on the dark side of the road

… and Bob Dylan is just about perfect for right now. What is it about that man? I didn’t grow up listening to him, for some reason, and when I first heard him a few years ago, I was a little apprehensive. But soon, I was captivated by his voice. And the fact that his most biting put-down songs (Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright, esp.)  just speak to me in a way that hurts, and yet is so honest that I can’t help but fall in love with it.

Anyway, upon starting a blog, I’m totally at a loss about what to write about for a first post. Do I introduce myself? How am I supposed to make this entertaining? I think this whole blog attempt might turn out to be a big fail. But at least I had fun making the darn thing, right?

Oh goodness. It would be so much easier if my digital camera hadn’t broked. =/ All I want to do is take pictures of clothing combinations or something and write a fashion blog or something,but no camera. Just the one on my computer. Arghalaroo… Oh, and my family has an old film camera that I really want to fix up and try to use. I think it would be fun to do – the art of photography as it used to be – think darkrooms and chemicals and spontaniety –  seems to be dying as the world goes digital.  And I think it’s really deppressing… because as much as I love digital everything, with photography… since you can look at the picture right after you take it, you can spend time getting the perfect shot, and a good photo is therefore a lot easier to obtain. It seems to me that there is a certain spontaneity of old photographs, since getting a good shot is a lot rarer – there’s no way of knowing how your photographs are going to turn out.

like this? thats beautiful.

like this? that's beautiful.

or this... (folk music icons are the order of the night, it seems)

or this... (folk music icons are the order of the night, it seems)

Well, anyway. Something to add to my never-ending list of goals and aspirations and projects to accomplish. ‘Cause I don’t have enough of those, you know.

I think I am going to end this ramble before it gets out of hand. I promise, the next post will actually have structure. (Not that there is anyone reading this blog at the moment. Hah. So I am basically sitting here ranting myself. How very fitting.)

Bonjour December 5, 2008

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More to come.