the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance


“Or else I shall grow old,” she said,
“Alone, and change my likeliness
For a vile, slack shape, a head
Shriveled with thinking wickedness
Against the day I must be dead
And eaten by my crabbed wish.”

from young woman by howard nemerov

did you know howard and diane were brother and sister?

from the letting go

Love comes to you
Love comes and all
It’s your hands, your heart, your lip
And that is all

(friday’s song: love comes to me by bonnie prince billy)

(photo: from the desktop archive. i lost the trail)