“ and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you ”
Marina Abramović, Spirit Cooking
Reading of “Your Heart is Too Big”
“Your heart is too big. No one will respect you that much. Your heart is too big. No one can kiss you that much. Your heart is too big, so someone will break it smaller, so you can live with less in your heart, and your expectation is less taller” - Daily Poetry by Charlyne Yi
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
“ Learn how to say “no”.
Cram that word inside your mouth,
the whole thing, make sure all of it
gets in there. Let it walk on your tongue.
Practice with it in the mirror, push it
out, make faces, learn to love the salt
and bitter of it. Teach it to perch on your lip,
buzz, collect pollen from your sugary gloss.
Make it swarm between your cheeks. ”
“ Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die. ”
Mary Elizabeth Frye
“ My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going. ”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Fox Is Black » ‘The Puti Trees’ by Nod Young
Based on the text of two poems from the Zen Buddhist tome Platform Sutra, The Puti Tree teaches “not to believe all that which exists, not even the reflection of ourselves in a mirror”. It’s a teaching that hopes to bring a state of Zen. According to the poem, one must attempt to release themselves from the perceived limitations of existence. For Young, this is also something that can help bring creative freedom. “It is difficult to achieve true creative freedom”, he said when discussing this work, “we are overly concerned with aesthetics and meaning.”
Nicole Dextras: Ice Typography and Green Words | Design Milk
Poem was a grass text planted in the Touchstone Gallery during the SALT: The Distillation of Matter exhibition. The intent was to produce a root casting of the word poem; the soil and the growth as the root of poetic inspiration throughout history.
“ Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid. ”