to put it another way/i would give all metaphors
in return for one word/ drawn out of my breast like a rib
for one word/ contained within the boundaries/ of my skin
but apparently this is not possible
and just to say - i love
i run around like mad/ picking up handfuls of birds
and my tenderness/ which after all is not made of water
asks the water for a face/ and anger/ different from fire
borrows from it/ a loquacious tongue
(zbigniew herbert)
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bitesizedhistories:

After a 1949 visit to Moscow, where Mao had felt snubbed by Stalin, Mao decided to get back at the USSR.

He finally got his chance in 1958.  Khrushchev was in Beijing for talks, and Mao insisted that they cool off and continue their discussions in Mao’s pool.

Khrushchev couldn’t swim.  He stood awkwardly at the shallow end of the pool, until Mao asked him to come to the deep end.  Aides suddenly produced a set of water wings for the Soviet leader.

Mao continued the discussions, swimming up and down the pool comfortably, while Khrushchev flailed around with his water wings.

(via Smithsonian Magazine)

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a potential client is visiting tomorrow and genuinely the last clause of the ‘about us’ blurb on their website is ‘keep the party bro-ing’ and i hate them already.

:also fyi the industry term for sunglasses is apparently 'shades': :and i can't: :i need a new job so much: :the curse of the drinking classes: :darlingest: :oh captain my captain: :the avengers are ruining my life: :THIS: :although by 'the next movie' i mean the black widow movie: :where the fuck is my black widow movie: :faves being faves: :the avengers are ruining my life:

one has to be very careful when using the w word around here.

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"For Mary. My Queen. She asked me to find a secret document that put my country at risk. She asked and I agreed. I know you don’t think I notice anything that’s not a pretty dress or a jewel, but strangely enough, I give a damn about my country."

(Source: ladyaylee, via reignladies)

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