I said perhaps Patagonia, and pictured
a peninsula, wide enough
for a couple of ladderback chairs
to wobble on at high tide. I thought
of us in breathless cold, facing
a horizon round as a coin, looped
in a cat’s cradle strung by gulls
from sea to sun. I planned to wait
till the waves had bored themselves
to sleep, till the last clinging barnacles,
growing worried in the hush, had
paddled off in tiny coracles, till
those restless birds, your actor’s hands,
had dropped slack into your lap,
until you’d turned, at last, to me.
When I spoke of Patagonia, I meant
skies all empty aching blue. I meant
years. I meant all of them with you.
From a quick look around my house you can see how much I love owls, so I was excited to see this vintage owl print - all ready to print off and frame! Trying to think of a gift for someone this Christmas? Check out The Graphics Fairy for more free vintage prints!
Lia always has such gorgeous, modern free downloads, and these chalkboard inspired wraps don’t fail to impress!
This was taken in Australia. Three separate things happening at once: On the left, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. In the middle, it’s Comet McNaught. Then on the right, there’s lightning from a thunderstorm far away.
11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures
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THANK GOODNESS THESE ARE JUST THE WORDS I WAS LOOKING FOR.
I quit this is my favorite thing ever
of course the russians have a word for someone who asks too many questions.
Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college…
This is what the real-life book looks like!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Part 1)
You love The Book Thief so much we’re doing two posts! Here’s the first:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein for a moving wartime friendship
Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne for a child trying to make sense of war
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon for a story where books hold the answer
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer for hope against the odds