And as the weeks and months ensued
I tried to make myself of use.
I tilled and planted, but could not produce —
not root, nor leaf, nor flower, nor bean; Lord!
It seemed I overwatered everything.

And I hate the sight of that empty air,
like stepping for a missing stair
and falling forth forever blindly:
cannot grab hold of anything! No,
Not I, most blessed among Colleens.

“This is a very controversial position of mine, but I personally believe that every fiction that we gravitate towards, reading or writing, is some reflection or projection of our own lives and is our way of working through it. One of the reasons that, say, a novel is successful—in terms of the story being told—is often because it resonates with something that happened to us, an emotional truth.”
— Joanna Newsom, interview for Teen Talking Circles (via doyouwaitformethere)

It’s about time Joanna Newsom released a new album. And toured. STOP MARRYING ANDY SAMBERG AND GIVE US MUSIC


I’d just like to add - no-one has finished it. Welcome to university. Start working on your bullshitting abilities!

God yes. I really need to start on…

Ha I found The Faerie Queene horrible, and cannot force myself to write about it in my exam (except maybe in passing reference). I do love The Canterbury Tales however - I found it helpful to read a modern translation first to get a feel for the story, then read in Middle English to better understand the language. Plus the ME lectures are SO GOOD. Do not miss the ‘arse poetica’ series - it’s as funny as it is informative.


I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was the Greatest Night of My Life - Sun Kil Moon

“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
— The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway