the weather of samsara

consciousness duplicated

if what i am lies
buried in the fragments
illuminated by the 15 points
of shattered light
is it, darling, as perceptible
as the light of dead stars?
-
i don’t know if i dreamed myself
and if in dreaming have awoken
in this flooding creekbed, awoken
drowning at the feet of the
deep woods. if i could only swim
they’d reveal myself to me.

eternity began here and then
we took it on like
a hostage that needed
fresh air
brought out to the light
hand-cuffed to the lamppost
(i don’t know enough about
the moon
to stem the tide but
it’s clearer than
everclear:
it’s gonna take you
forever to love me)

you and i are here because
of sound
without this breath
i never could have known you
deeply embedded as you are
in the secret part of my soul

the soul of all souls
takes us home to a sea
that tenders our memories
as diamonds,
as the deep that
makes us the tiny
fragments of something
whole

queenfattyoftherollpalace:

I don’t care how many times I’ve reblogged this 

This was my favorite when I was little.

(Source: seekelsey, via astoldbysydney)

creestalbreeze:

“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”
For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com”
I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT!

creestalbreeze:

A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.

Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.

The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.

The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.

Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.

The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.

Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.

The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.

The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.

Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.

“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.

“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”

For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com

I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT!

give me
eternity in three lines
the resin-covered dandelion
the frozen wisp of a memory
that unfolds to the inclusion of all

i cannot give you
yellowed pages
a dance on saturn’s rings
all i have are the ancient vespers
fleeting, ringing
in a vacant ear
by winter candlelight
and a beginning i cannot name

my heart, ice-crushed by winter torrents, dreams
of everything we’ve ever done
together

a proper poem would have as much to do
with all as with you
though my love, the fulcrum
of my life, everything
is about you, and you have been
that pupil, black hole, consuming
all
the mouth that never closes
on the words i stumble over

nothing else hurts
like this ache hurts
the stone you place between us
a headstone
or a headboard
this is the thing
you intend to hold me with
will etch its weight in to my spine
before I can resolve to give it a name

if any sadness can
buckle under the weight of
a well-meaning girl
it isn’t this one
and i feel i have failed
achingly