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THE FIFTH SEASON 

I wrestle with my demons

In the attempt to take control

At midnight 

The fifth season

When even the summer’s burning cold

I’ve been staring into mirrors

Trying to mine my eyes for gold

I guess that’s why I drink these spirits 

Because I’m searching for my soul

I’ve lived upon this dirt 

Dodging cracks in a tangled search

Frankincense has burnt beneath my skin

I’ve wished upon the birds

I’ve heard voices in the moon

Seen their faces in the waves

So when the tides are at their highest

I spray their verses to my page

I’ve had those oceans rise and fall for me

The doves fly in with the bats

I’ve had no-one come to lend a hand

And hundreds stand to clap

So I’ve convinced myself of my own genius

And I’ve hated with a passion

Every second word I’ve written

So my pages read in patterns

I’ve learnt the thin line 

Between speaking and staying silent

There’s no difference between keeping quiet

And just preaching to the choirs

I am the hopeless and the hope

The spoken and the choked

I’m the place to pray to make it mend

And the way that it first broke

I am the message to the rest of us 

To never look inside 

Unless you’re ready to know your position

In the consciousness of life

So I am exactly where I want to be 

And I’ve almost killed myself for the chance

So I hold the responsibility 

That comes with finding some answers

Γράφω ποιήματα στον ήλιο

λόγια πρακτικά

γράμματα για τους Έλληνες

που δεν μιλάν’ τα ψέματα*

Έχουν καρδιές

που δεν φοβούνται τα πουλιά

θα σκοτώσουμε τους κλέφτες

και φωνάξουμε τα κρυφά* 

I have spoken to the earth 

In so many different tongues

I’m sure she only knows me 

From the volume of my lungs

She has spoken in the clouds

I hear similes in the leaves

Metaphors in the now

Desires in the breeze

I have listened through my skin

Osmosis through my tears

I have focused with my body

Her smoke has burnt me crystal clear

Because this search is not a stepping stone

A journey or a path

This search is a letting go 

Back into the shapes we were first cast

Because we all wrestle with our demons

In the attempt to take control

At midnight 

The fifth season

When even the summer’s burning cold

We all stare into mirrors

Trying to mine our eyes for gold

I guess that’s why, sometimes, we drink these spirits 

Because we’re all searching 

For our souls

* I write poems to the sun

practical words

letters for the Greeks

who don’t speak lies

* Who have hearts 

that aren’t scared of birds

we will kill the thieves

and shout our secrets

In deep planning mode. #exit #exitthealbum #teamexit #exitmode #exitplan #newshit #tours

In deep planning mode. #exit #exitthealbum #teamexit #exitmode #exitplan #newshit #tours

blastedheath:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Black Figure, 1948. Lithograph on wove paper.

blastedheath:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Black Figure, 1948. Lithograph on wove paper.

(via jahrager)

archantiques:

Leave the paint job to no one (even yourself) and stack wood on your walls.

I liked Northeast Spyhouse Coffee’s rustic modern interior reclaimed wood walls the moment I saw them. The neat, smooth wooden horizontal layers of wood stretched across the coffee shop and seemed to have created an illusion of extra room space. Wood is a great wall accent and gives off a calm earthy tone that can go with any style.

Here are several pictures of wood walls for inspiration. One bedroom expanded its wall by adding wood to the ceiling. The vertical wood placement extends room height and space. One bathroom looks like it installed a wooden vanity. One living room’s dark wall offsets light wood flooring. The geometric-stacked wood style on walls is unique and adds depth and volume to a room. We highly recommend you build a wall of reclaimed, salvage, and/or barn wood for the most authenticity.

- Yolei

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rundemcrew2:

I Am Thalente

Click to donate: / seedandspark.com/studio/i-am-thalente

I AM Thalente is a verité documentary about once homeless skateboarder Thalente Biyela’s journey from the streets of South Africa to Los Angeles, California and into the heart of skateboarding.

The producers have turned to specialist film crowdfunding platform Seed & Spark to finance the completion of the documentary film armed with massive support of the skate community who are providing incentives to those who support the film.

Whilst this story hinges on Thalente’s love of skateboarding, it gives insight into the challenges that the homeless youth face due to lack of role models, illiteracy and lack of family. It is Thalente’s love of skateboarding that presents itself as a legitimate means to rise out of circumstance and make a place for himself in the world and offers a unique perspective on skateboarding and the power of uncompromised acceptance, community and individuality.

"When you start putting pen to paper, you see a side of your personal truth that doesn’t otherwise reveal itself in conversation or thought" - Anthony Kiedis

"When you start putting pen to paper, you see a side of your personal truth that doesn’t otherwise reveal itself in conversation or thought" - Anthony Kiedis

"A thicket of summer grass | Is all that remains | Of the dreams and ambitions | Of ancient warriors"
#bashō #haiku #master #japanese #traditions #flyku #poet #poetry #learning #newshit #lovemyjob

"A thicket of summer grass | Is all that remains | Of the dreams and ambitions | Of ancient warriors"
#bashō #haiku #master #japanese #traditions #flyku #poet #poetry #learning #newshit #lovemyjob