Zinniav

United States

I'm 17, interested in linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, theology, and history.

she/ her | Bi | Agnostic | Useless Intellectual | WA

I don't necessarily agree with my own assertions.

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Listening to: Bell and Sebastian, Kings of Convenience, Jose Gonzales, Simon and Garfunkel, The Gentle Good

Reading: Albert Camus, Italo Calino, Robert Kaplan, Annie Dillard, Garcia Lorca, Hafiz, Ocean Vuong , Patrick Rothfuss

Watching: Derry Girls, Madam Secretary, The Durells in Corfu, Shitt's Creek

If you would like a review, just ask!

I am always looking for good new books to read. Suggestions are welcome!

I have been re-publishing pieces quite a lot recently and I was wondering if anyone finds that annoying? Because I can stop.

Please, please, feel free to start up a conversation or debate in the comment section of any of my pieces. There is nothing I like more than intellectual discussion.

Forever

January 14, 2021

Our precious sorrow was as soft as silk and as hard as stone.

You cried, face in my lap, filling me with ecstasy.  
I trembled under a frog-song disquiet,
too thin for the heavy twilight fragrance. 
Dying sunlight filtered through our stain-glass souls
as I watched you rock yourself to sleep. 

I am a small, ugly, croaking thing with a little grace
that burns inside me like my grandmothers' milk. 
We waste our lives hoping dusk will last, 
hoping we'll dance desperate and naked, 
caught between the sun and the moon forever. 

 
Prompt: Write a poem using the sentence “It was as soft as silk, but as hard as stone.”

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4 Comments
  • anonymous_123

    Re: what’s abrahamic demiurge mean? I don’t know a lot about other religions sorry


    16 days ago
  • anonymous_123

    Re: there’s actually a movie called Gods not dead and they had to do the same exact thing that you just asked me too! I guess I’m watching that movie again and taking notes! Your comment was great!


    16 days ago
  • Stone of Jade

    my word....this blew me away. absolutely gorgeous. i love how you related the prompt to sorrow. it fits so well and the words that followed only added to the beauty.


    17 days ago
  • Lata.B

    This is written so well. And sorrow- ok wow


    17 days ago