Notes: 16 / 1 day ago
Notes: 25 / 4 days ago
Since its all healed now I thought I’d show off my latest tattoo inspired by Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’, designed by my sister, and done by Abi at Ink in Exeter, UK
Notes: 9 / 5 days ago
fun fact: I know for sure my mother has spotted my latest addition but she’s made no comment at all
I’m not sure whether she doesn’t care anymore, or if she’s actually just forgotten that I didn’t already have this one
The apes yawn and adore their fleas in the sun.
The parrots shriek as if they were on fire, or strut
Like cheap tarts to attract the stroller with the nut.
Fatigued with indolence, tiger and lion
Lie still as the sun. The boa-constrictor’s coil
Is a fossil. Cage after cage seems empty, or
Stinks of sleepers from the breathing straw.
It might be painted on a nursery wall.
But who runs like the rest past these arrives
At a cage where the crowd stands, stares, mesmerized,
As a child at a dream, at a jaguar hurrying enraged
Through prison darkness after the drills of his eyes
On a short fierce fuse. Not in boredom—
The eye satisfied to be blind in fire,
By the bang of blood in the brain deaf the ear—
He spins from the bars, but there’s no cage to him
More than to the visionary his cell:
His stride is wildernesses of freedom:
The world rolls under the long thrust of his heel.
Over the cage floor the horizons come.
—Ted Hughes, The Hawk in the Rain, 1957
Btw, HAPPY 84th BIRTHDAY Ted Hughes! RIP!
Notes: 39 / 1 week ago
new tattoo on my arm of my favorite sylvia plath poem :]
Notes: 4 / 1 week ago
Imma bee Imma bee Imma bee bee bee bzzzzz 🐝 Ma baby so cute, needs some flowers for friends though.
Notes: 29 / 1 week ago
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am.