untitled by *Nishe on Flickr.

untitled by *Nishe on Flickr.

such thoughtless pleasure derives
from tending the small fire of a cigarette,
from observing this class of whiskey and ice,
the cold rust I am sipping.
Billy Collins, Bar Time

(Source: studying-hard, via theresuscitatedwriter)

untitled by Theo Gosselin on Flickr.

untitled by Theo Gosselin on Flickr.

untitled by EYLUL ASLAN on Flickr.

untitled by EYLUL ASLAN on Flickr.

(via blua)

untitled by Camila Scarinci on Flickr.

untitled by Camila Scarinci on Flickr.

untitled by yyellowbird on Flickr.

untitled by yyellowbird on Flickr.

untitled by Molly Strohl on Flickr.

untitled by Molly Strohl on Flickr.

strained blink | reflex by amalia.jane on Flickr.

strained blink | reflex by amalia.jane on Flickr.

Garden Party by andreafarina on Flickr.

Garden Party by andreafarina on Flickr.

this is how i go about it:
i take a fresh pot of tea into my study and close the door.
then i remove my clothes and leave them in a pile
as if i had melted to death and my legacy consisted of only
a white shirt, a pair of pants, and a pot of cold tea.

then i remove my flesh and hang it over a chair.
i slide it off my bones like a silken garment.
i do this so that what i write will be pure,
uncontaminated by the preoccupations of the body.

Billy Collins on writing

self by sarah hamburger on Flickr.

self by sarah hamburger on Flickr.

waiting (by Jana Romanova)

waiting (by Jana Romanova)

Streaker #8 by zachcollinsart on Flickr.

Streaker #8 by zachcollinsart on Flickr.