Category: inspiration

As someone who has spent more of my life cooki…

As someone who has spent more of my life cooking food than writing poems, I have an intimate relationship to material; how things feel in my hand and in my mouth. Faced with an empty page, sometimes I need to leave words, get up, go outside, and get my hands dirty. But if words help, here are some the poet Dean Young wrote….‘You can’t sustain inspiration, you can only court it, and here’s the thing: it happens WHILE you work. It’s not something to wait around for. You have to sweep the temple steps a lot in hopes that the god appears.‘

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest…”

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens…

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest…”

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens…

““Why should I care about your First Kiss?” he said. “You can kiss anyone you like. But if you…”

““Why should I care about your First Kiss?” he said. “You can kiss anyone you like. But if you…

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why…”

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s…

“J’ai toujours eu soif d’affection. J’aurais voulu au moins une fois dans ma vie recevoir de l’amour…”

“J’ai toujours eu soif d’affection. J’aurais voulu au moins une fois dans ma vie recevoir de…

“Todos necesitamos alguna vez un cómplice, alguien que nos ayude a usar el corazón.”

“Todos necesitamos alguna vez un cómplice, alguien que nos ayude a usar el corazón.” -…

“Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.”

“Love said to me,
there is nothing that is not me.
Be silent.” –

Rumi. “Hush Don’t Say…

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate…”

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul…

“You wanted love and expected what? A parachute? Morphine? A gold sticker star?”

“You wanted love and expected what?
A parachute? Morphine? A gold sticker star?” -…