December 15, 2013

Treat the earth well: It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.

Native American proverb

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Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide
But I love you until the end of time

Come What May, Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman from Moulin Rouge!

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December 13, 2013

Night time
I’ve been working on
White lies

Night Time, The xx

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Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

Rating: 9/10

Also one of my favourite verse novels.  It’s about family, friends, love and loss (sounds generic, but really it isn’t). Easily one of the saddest, most heartbreaking books I’ve read, but also one of those where I smiled through my tears (and believe me, there were a lot of them).

The entire novel was written so beautifully - at times the verses were exquisite and at times they were rough. Overall, very relatable and very, very cryable (not a word, but nevertheless).

Favourite quote: You are hard to wake up.

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Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean

Rating: 8/10

One of my favourite verse novels ever. This book is about overcoming your inner demons and finding hope when there is none. There were so many forms of poetry I couldn’t count (and even parts written as a play!), and each verse was equally beautiful.

Some parts might have been depressing/confusing, but overall I felt the plot was strong, with a slight touch of the supernatural. 

Favourite quote: Cannot be decided - the whole novel was so poetic and beautiful.

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December 12, 2013

All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Suicide’s Note

The calm, 
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss. 

Langston Hughes

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December 11, 2013

Little child, dry your crying eyes
How can I explain the fear you feel inside?
‘Cause you were born into this evil world
Where man is killing man and no one knows just why

When The Children Cry, White Lion

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My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I’m sure.

You’re Beautiful, James Blunt

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December 10, 2013

Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?

Somewhere Only We Know, Keane

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