1. a-nz:

    'Nirvana’ A poem by Charles Bukowski, read by Tom Waits

    Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006) >  Bastards (disc 3)

     

    Not much chance, completely cut loose from purpose,

    he was a young man riding a bus through North Carolina on the way to somewhere.

    And it began to snow. And the bus stopped at a little cafe in the hills and the passengers entered.
    And he sat at the counter with the others, and he ordered, the food arrived.
    And the meal was particularly good.
    And the coffee. The waitress was unlike the women he had known.
    She was unaffected, and there was a natural humor which came from her.
    And the fry cook said crazy things.
    And the dishwasher in back laughed a good clean pleasant laugh. And the young man watched the snow through the window.
    And he wanted to stay in that cafe forever.
    The curious feeling swam through him that everything was beautiful there.
    And it would always stay beautiful there. And then the bus driver told the passengers that it was time to board.
    And the young man thought: “I’ll just stay here, I’ll just stay here.”
    And then he rose and he followed the others into the bus.
    He found his seat and looked at the cafe through the window.
    And then the bus moved off, down a curve, downward, out of the hills. And the young man looked straight forward.
    And he heard the other passengers speaking of other things,
    or they were reading or trying to sleep.
    And they hadn’t noticed the magic.
    And the young man put his head to one side,
    closed his eyes, and pretended to sleep. There was nothing else to do,
    just to listen to the sound of the engine,
    and the sound of the tires
    in the snow.

    (Source: tomwaits.com, via fytomwaits)

  2. eideticfields:

which eyes?

    eideticfields:

    which eyes?

  3. speciesbarocus:

Joos van Cleve (workshop of) - Saint Hieronymus.

    speciesbarocus:

    Joos van Cleve (workshop of) - Saint Hieronymus.

    (via blackpaint20)

  4. heptagram:

Nikola Samori
  5. onehundreddollars:

Frank O’Hara

    onehundreddollars:

    Frank O’Hara

    (via springbishop)

  6. inneroptics:

Laurence Demaison

http://www.laurencedemaison.com/noires-soeurs-2011/
  7. Ars Nova
    And How Am I To Know
    1968

    (Source: youtube.com)

  8. (Source: lnwolffeugene, via akirak)

  9. "Take pictures of what you fear."
    - Diane Arbus
    (via onlyoldphotography)
  10. Sucio, mal vestido

    En el camino de los perros mi alma encontró
    a mi corazón. Destrozado, pero vivo,
    sucio, mal vestido y lleno de amor.
    En el camino de los perros, allí donde no quiere ir nadie.
    Un camino que sólo recorren los poetas
    cuando ya no les queda nada por hacer.
    ¡Pero yo tenía tantas cosas que hacer todavía!
    Y sin embargo allí estaba: haciéndome matar
    por las hormigas rojas y también
    por las hormigas negras, recorriendo las aldeas
    vacías: el espanto que se elevaba
    hasta tocar las estrellas.
    Un chileno educado en México lo puede soportar todo,
    pensaba, pero no era verdad.
    Por las noches mi corazón lloraba. El río del ser, decían
    unos labios afiebrados que luego descubrí eran los míos,
    el río del ser, el río del ser, el éxtasis
    que se pliega en la ribera de estas aldeas abandonadas.
    Sumulistas y teólogos, adivinadores
    y salteadores de caminos emergieron
    como realidades acuáticas en medio de una realidad metálica.
    Sólo la fiebre y la poesía provocan visiones.
    Sólo el amor y la memoria.
    No estos caminos ni estas llanuras.
    No estos laberintos.
    Hasta que por fin mi alma encontró a mi corazón.
    Estaba enfermo, es cierto, pero estaba vivo.

    Roberto Bolaño

  11. blackpaint20:

Frederick Catherwood, 1840s. From Incidents of Travel in the Yucatán.

    blackpaint20:

    Frederick Catherwood, 1840s. From Incidents of Travel in the Yucatán.

    (Source: mollykiely)

  12. belgianpaintings:

Henri MICHAUX (1899-1984) - Sans titre, Encre sur papier, circa 1978

    belgianpaintings:

    Henri MICHAUX (1899-1984) - Sans titre, Encre sur papier, circa 1978

  13. charlmalan:

Anselm Kiefer

    charlmalan:

    Anselm Kiefer

    (via rawforms)

  14. "Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you’ll always find despair."
    - Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept (via 9artemis)

    (via human-voices)

  15. drakontomalloi:

Vincent van Gogh - Sketch of death’s head moth. 1889

    drakontomalloi:

    Vincent van Gogh - Sketch of death’s head moth. 1889