“You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.”—
— Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion.
“Behind the corpse in the reservoir,
behind the ghost on the links,
behind the lady who dances
and the man who madly drinks,
under the look of fatigue
the attack of migraine and the sigh
there is always another story,
there is more than meets the eye.”—from ‘At Last the Secret is Out’ by W.H. Auden (via hermionejg)
“Even the sexiest person you’ve ever met in your life is just a collection of organic compounds ramblin’ around in a sack of water.”—Hank Green, Crash Course “That’s Why Carbon is a Tramp- Biology #1” (via desireinlanguage)