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Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Why do I feel incredibly unburdened and happy after reading this?
Your favourite poem thread. OP is a faggot.
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Spanish fag here. Looking around bookstores I realized that almost every book nowadays is typeset in garamond. Literary books, at least; academic and non-fiction seems to stick to arial and times.
But there is so much garamond out there. Some of the biggest publishers like Mondadori and Santillana have even adopted it as their official font and it's the only one they use. But maybe it's not a bad thing this is happening, as the font is actually easy on the eye (on paper, at least; it doesn't work as well on screen.) Only problem would be when the tracking is too tight or too wide as to render the text hard to read.
So I'm wondering, is this common in other countries, to have a single font dominate the market? And, personally, do you have any preference as to which fonts you like in your books?
Uh, pic related, I guess? Image-searched garamond on google and this popped up.
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Serious question /lit/, how do you think reading fiction will make you more educated? Philosophy I can understand, but pure fiction? Regardless of what you think I do appreciate language and I believe that it can be used aesthetically, but I also believe that the content is more important than the "look" so to speak. Metaphorically, a pretty car is always nice, but I care more about the mechanics.
Since I have nothing else to post as a picture I decided to post this wallpaper I made some time ago. I do think that you will like it.
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I've read deeply in Adorno's work. He is a rigorous thinker and his critique of the enlightenment is very strong.
I see the obvious holes in his arguments, especially concerning popular culture and the culture industry, which are lost on most. But I don't care to critique Adorno...because I'm an orthodox fascist who finds nothing problematic with the holocaust, whatsoever. Thursday nights I play trombone in a swing jazz group. Oh, and did I mention that I'm a poet?
Come at me, Adornians.
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"Now he would never write the things that he had saved to write until he knew enough to write them well. Well, he would not have to fail at trying to write them either. Maybe you could never write them, and that was why you put them off and delayed the starting. Well, he could never know, now."
-Snows of Kilimanjaro.
Normally I see inspiration posted on other boards to help people get fit, fashionable, better at drawing or whatever. Yet despite having a large amount of budding writers here I never see any threads for inspiration and motivation.
So /lit/ and writing related motivation thread...