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Raised in a family of wolves.
Hey watchers, I'm not sure if anyone reads these anymore, but I thought I would recommend some books that I've read recently, as books are the most steadfast, loving, understanding things that I can give you.


Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami - This is the first Murakami I've read and I wasn't disappointed. Though I'm told it's a departure from his usual style I really enjoyed it. He has a great feeling for the balance of light and heavyness, and I felt very endeared to all the characters, although they're stylised to a point it's very easy to imagine them all living in the real world. I think the erotic scenes are overemphasized by reviewers as they're really only a backdrop for all of this desire and misery to play out against.

Heaven's Net is Wide - Lian Hearn - This book came to me completely by chance and I picked it up on a whim, but man, it really impressed me. Lian has an excellent hold of the culture and tradition of feudal Japan and you can see from her writing that she also has a deep love of the country. This is a big book clocking in at six hundred pages but it's really a joy to read, with lots of action and twists. There's also a nice religious subtext that I hope is explored more fully in later books.

The Little Prince - Antoine De-Saint Exupery - This is a classic that I've been meaning to get around to for a while and I'm very glad that I did. It IS technically a kid's books but I enjoyed it a lot on an adult level, it seems very simple but I think there's a lot of depth in there if you take the time to think about it. There's plot but it's quite sparse and much of it is based on the character of the prince and the people that he meets. The ending is also very beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Bat for Lashes - Laura
  • Reading: Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
  • Watching: Mysterious Skin
You were always fantasizing about the worst case scenario,
And, from fearing that, you created it.
You will cry and say that your hands weren't strong enough,
That your mouth cannot find the right words,

But I'm the one who has to wash your scent from my sheets,
Scrub your fingerprints from my skin,
And erase that letter from my mind,
But I can't cut you out of my heart.

This feeling is like the chill left behind,
When a door has just been closed,
And the Winter still lingers on the doorstep,
An opportunity wasted, an orphaned dream.

I try to tell myself that we were like continents then,
Strong and solid, far-reaching and rugged,
But I forgot that there are earthquakes,
And failing that, we can drift apart in the ocean.

I entered a room glowing, encircled in candles,
And I took from its' holder the faintest one,
I taught it to glow brighter, but you held it so tightly,
That it burned out, and left me as this smoke.

I'm a spectre that haunts the corner of photos,
Where we've found ourselves on Saturday morning,
Somewhere between a kiss good-morning and black coffee,
Between a polite acquaintance and a steady love.

But even now we're not dead, because death is a life come to term,
The closest that we come is a stillbirth,
A forced labor, that only yields a grey, still thing.
A stone that never draws breath.
There are pieces of you all over the floor,

Tiny red shards winking in the light,

I keep trying them up and put them together,

But they keep slipping through my fingers.

So I'll do my best to hold the pieces that you give me,

Learn not to try to fix them,

And love them even in their brokenness.
Shards
(c) me    
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Once up a time there was a little prince,
I found him so far from his home,
A tiny world not much bigger than a house,
Where rose-bushes grow and he pulls up the weeds,
And he would watch the sun set forty-four times,
In one day.

In that grey soil a unique bulb grew,
And sprouted a small green head,
She matured inside that nub,
And burst forth into flushing life,
A delicate woman's face on a stem.

He loved her from that very moment,
And placed a glass cover over her,
To shelter her from the wind,
But she scorned him,
Saying she did not fear tigers in the night.

The next morning he cleaned out his volcanoes,
And set his shoes in a neat line.
He did not intend to his tiny kingdom,
He said to her, "Good-bye!"
And again "Good-bye!"
She would not answer.

She finally turned to him,
"I have been foolish to you,
But so also you to me.
Leave the glass case and go,
I will stay here with the butterflies,
Please forget me."

And so he left his miniature domain.

But still sometimes I see him,
Watching the sunset, just once,
And sitting 'til nighttime,
Looking up at the sky,
Still wondering on which one she lives,
If she is cold, or now afraid of tigers.
Once he saw me watching him,
And he said:
"I should not have kept her to myself,
A flower should be smelt and then left to grow,
But sometimes I think that if I could understand the miracle of a single flower,
Then I could find my happiness again."
The Little Prince
I just started reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery and I really like it. I just got inspired by the imagery, I hope I don't spoil too much of the book for you.


Read it though.
(c) Myself
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Hey watchers, I'm not sure if anyone reads these anymore, but I thought I would recommend some books that I've read recently, as books are the most steadfast, loving, understanding things that I can give you.


Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami - This is the first Murakami I've read and I wasn't disappointed. Though I'm told it's a departure from his usual style I really enjoyed it. He has a great feeling for the balance of light and heavyness, and I felt very endeared to all the characters, although they're stylised to a point it's very easy to imagine them all living in the real world. I think the erotic scenes are overemphasized by reviewers as they're really only a backdrop for all of this desire and misery to play out against.

Heaven's Net is Wide - Lian Hearn - This book came to me completely by chance and I picked it up on a whim, but man, it really impressed me. Lian has an excellent hold of the culture and tradition of feudal Japan and you can see from her writing that she also has a deep love of the country. This is a big book clocking in at six hundred pages but it's really a joy to read, with lots of action and twists. There's also a nice religious subtext that I hope is explored more fully in later books.

The Little Prince - Antoine De-Saint Exupery - This is a classic that I've been meaning to get around to for a while and I'm very glad that I did. It IS technically a kid's books but I enjoyed it a lot on an adult level, it seems very simple but I think there's a lot of depth in there if you take the time to think about it. There's plot but it's quite sparse and much of it is based on the character of the prince and the people that he meets. The ending is also very beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Bat for Lashes - Laura
  • Reading: Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
  • Watching: Mysterious Skin

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Thank you so much for the fav lovey~!:iconinamismileplz:
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You're welcome, that piece was brilliant
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YOU! In the thing. On the site. With the face.
thanks for faving my poem cattheminion.deviantart.com/ar… ... like three months ago. because i keep up with my dA. totes furrealz
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Thanks for the llama :D
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thanks for the fave!!
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Thank you for the fav Love 
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You're welcome!
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Thank you for the llama!! =D
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Thank you very much, sir for the llama!
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