Lurk = to wait or move in a secret way so that you cannot be seen.
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Art by Anton Pieck.
I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
I am a cloud, and a siege of tornadoes: but he who is not afraid of my swirl, will find banks of rainbows beneath my grey.
I am a gale, and the yearn to push boats ahaven: but he who is not afraid of my blow, will fly with the skylarks.
I am a sea, and a green of waves: but he who is not afraid of my abyss, will swim away with the mermaids.
I am the night, and the thrill of dark dreams: but he who is not afraid of my nightmares, will fall sleep with the daffodils.
Hermit = a person living in solitude, recluse.
“Consciousness is a born hermit.” – George Santayana
Art by Tim White.
“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.” – Neil Gaiman
Yes, they do. When you’re in love.
Art by Warwick Goble.
In the evening
with my eyelashes
I kill all the events of the day
I choke perceptions and
That could be real
In the evening
with my fingers
I spin yarns
For your sweet bedlams…
“I’ll be looking at the moon,
but I’ll be seeing you.”
― Michael Ondaatje
Art by Yajuro Takashima.
She says: “Be the one who cares, make words so disruptive that they create new worlds, hopes and dreams. Even if we are unhappy dinosaurs and find shelter in an Iron Tale or ruminate about feeling too much, whilst declaring colorless apparel, we should take power and strength from our stories.”
Her published poems can be found in The Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I.
Foretell = to tell beforehand, to predict.
“The moon is dark, and the gods dance in the night; there is terror in the sky, for upon the moon hath sunk an eclipse foretold in no books of men or of earth’s gods.”
– H. P. Lovecraft
Art by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky.
With you I have hovered
Above the sea
I smelled the tropical dew
Of winter flowers…
I have seen clouds
Dissolute like dreams
Of perpetual summers…
With you I stopped
Over the color of a
Red like choking
Art by Howard Pyle.
Exhilarated = make (someone) feel very happy, animated, or elated.
“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”
― Ernest Hemingway
Art by Charles Courtney Curran.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
Art by Kinuko Y Craft.
It is what you hear
as vibe of Love
stripping the coat
of your soul.
You are undressed and protected
when sounds propagate
to create a garden of lilies
touching the ravishing gold
rippling with innocence
in the winds
in the winters
and in the snows of June.
© Iulia Halatz
Art by Julius Von Klever.