"here it is: one more. one less. another wasted love story.

i really loved this one.

when i think that it’s over; that i’ll never see him again like this … well, yes - i’ll bump into him. we’ll meet our new boyfriend and girlfriend, and act as if we had never been together.

… then we’ll slowly think of each other less and less. until we forget each other completely … almost …”

let go of me: i’ve

been the last on your mind for

the very last time. 

"I’d say in some ways he’s the most mature person I’ve ever met, and in other ways he has not yet been born."



i will only touch you once.
and it will only be in passing.

no use calling me back
for more.

you will have plenty of time
to rehearse and remember
this moment,

to convince yourself
we’ll never part.

-eugene gullievic


your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite.
would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.
but how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers,  nay, the lovers of all your elements?


kahlil gibran

our Cartography


you watched me.

you watched my Dreams.

you watched my Hand,

slow -


you watched my Lips







and as i lay

the Banks -

the Boroughs


you lay


& watch the Unfold:







weighed it



as i waited




-j.e. cortlandt

"and shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn?"

khalil gibran

"the world is objective, logical, universal, factual, scientific.
my world is subjective – it’s emotional, it’s personal; it is perceptions, thoughts, feelings, dreams. it is the belief system that we carry. it is the myth that we life in.
the world tells us how the world functions: how the sun rises; how we are born.
my world tells us why the sunrises; why were we born."

devdutt pattanaik

"bring me a higher love"

james vincent mcmorrow

"i have wrapped my laughter like a birthday gift
and left it beside your bed."

hafiz // i rain

"Goliath is not what he seems to be."

Malcolm Gladwell

Fallen & Drowned

let your Grow

Birth round me,

setting Roots



and legs –

past grinding teeth

into mouth

& eyes & feet;

splitting Heart

& splitting heath

where I Stand,


& Drowned





-j.e. cortlandt

"i’ll give you everything you need, but i don’t think i need you."

ellie goulding

Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) (1,459 plays)

your daily dose of lyricism.

happy friday!

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"truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself."

herman melville