1. Michael Robartes Bids his Beloved be at Peace, by WB Yeats

    HEAR the Shadowy Horses, their long manes a-shake,
    Their hoofs heavy with tumult, their eyes glimmering white;
    The North unfolds above them clinging, creeping night,
    The East her hidden joy before the morning break,
    The West weeps in pale dew and sighs passing away,
    The South is pouring down roses of crimson fire:

    O vanity of Sleep, Hope, Dream, endless Desire,
    The Horses of Disaster plunge in the heavy clay:
    Beloved, let your eyes half close, and your heart beat
    Over my heart, and your hair fall over my breast,
    Drowning love’s lonely hour in deep twilight of rest,
    And hiding their tossing manes and their tumultuous feet.

    EXPLICATION

    Those “Horses of Destruction,” in Irish folklore, are the gods of nature and chaos, who are associated with the horses of Manannan, who reign over the country of the dead.

    Others have associated the horses with the North, East, South, and West as the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, but any way you look at it, the poem is referring to an ominous event, and the narrator, Michael Robartes, is saying goodbye to his love.


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  2. Top Ten Literary Magazines To Send Your Best Flash Fiction (and maybe get accepted pt.2)

  3. (via ‘Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.’)
  4. fastcompany:

Networking in a new industry can be daunting for even the most socially adept. Here’s how to dissolve the nerves.
Networking is research-proven to be the overwhelmingly best way to land a job, better than job board hunting and recruiter services.
But for most of us—introverts, especially—selling oneself as a “brand” doesn’t come naturally. Something as small as fully owning the skills section of your resume feels like pulling your own teeth; shoving yourself out the door to walk into a room of strangers feels like a root canal.
Here’s how to calm the nerves and awkwardness that come with wading into a crowd of industry pros, in search of your next big break:
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    fastcompany:

    Networking in a new industry can be daunting for even the most socially adept. Here’s how to dissolve the nerves.

    Networking is research-proven to be the overwhelmingly best way to land a job, better than job board hunting and recruiter services.

    But for most of us—introverts, especially—selling oneself as a “brand” doesn’t come naturally. Something as small as fully owning the skills section of your resume feels like pulling your own teeth; shoving yourself out the door to walk into a room of strangers feels like a root canal.

    Here’s how to calm the nerves and awkwardness that come with wading into a crowd of industry pros, in search of your next big break:

    Read More>

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  5. Resurrection by Kamaria Romeo

  6. Don’t try to picture everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand and ask, “Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?” You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Then remind yourself that past and future have no power over you. Only the present.
    The Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (via creatingaquietmind)
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  7. Author Eliot Treichel Shares Inspiration for Writers | WritersDigest.com

  8. 3 Things You Need to Know Before Drafting a New Story

  9. Law Books

    Some of the reference material in my school’s law library is, shall we say, well used. See the tape holding the page in place? I added it since the page was falling out.

  10. "Pretty" by Jewel
pg. 40 in A Night Without Armor

    "Pretty" by Jewel

    pg. 40 in A Night Without Armor

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