the news say that the end is near

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)










Livia. 23. Roma. Psychology student. Occasional artist.

redvipers:

The time has come for all of us to contemplate our history!

Rainer Maria Rilke: You See, I Want a Lot

poetryaltar:

You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything:
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.

So many live on and want nothing,
and are raised to the rank of prince
by the slippery ease of their light judgments.

But what you love to see are faces
that do work and feel thirst.

You love most of all those who need you
as they need a crowbar or a hoe.

You have not grown old, and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.

Du siehst, ich will viel

Du siehst, ich will viel.
Vielleicht will ich Alles:
das Dunkel jedes unendlichen Falles
und jedes Steigens lichtzitterndes Spiel.

Es leben so viele und wollen nichts,
und sind durch ihres leichten Gerichts
glatte Gefühle gefürstet.

Aber du freust dich jedes Gesichts,
das dient und dürstet.

Du freust dich Aller, die dich gebrauchen
wie ein Gerät.

Noch bist du nicht kalt, und es ist nicht zu spät,
in deine werdenden Tiefen zu tauchen,
wo sich das Leben ruhig verrät.

The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

snowce:

Gustav Klimt, Upper Portion of Two Lovers, 1908

My life’s been a circle of violence and degradation, as long as I can remember. I’m ready to tie it off.

deadlyart:

Seriously Ruined: ‘South of Heaven’ // Dazed and Confused November 2013. Photography © Julia Hetta, Stylist: Mattias Karlsson, Models: Anna Fridh & Nike P #fashion #editorial #dark #gothic

ilivefortheapplause:

Sia | Kill And Run

mal-grohiik:

Messengers of the Revelation (by hailey heaton)

Most of him has gone into the tree … He has lived beyond his mortal span, and yet he lingers. For us, for you, for the realms of men. Only a little strength remains in his flesh. He has a thousand eyes and one, but there is much to watch. One day you will know.

carmidoll:

Sophie Delaporte

t.