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Holy mother of literary mashups, these are some awesome handmade Prufrock-themed shoes. To be worn while listening to T.S. Eliot’s exquisite reading of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” 
(via The Paris Review)

To be worn while walking at dusk through narrow streets and watching the smoke that rises from the pipes of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows… High-res

explore-blog:

Holy mother of literary mashups, these are some awesome handmade Prufrock-themed shoes. To be worn while listening to T.S. Eliot’s exquisite reading of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” 

(via The Paris Review)

To be worn while walking at dusk through narrow streets and watching the smoke that rises from the pipes of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows…

Still I Rise -  Maya Angelou

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Still I Rise

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‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou

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However, I have never clogged myself with the praises of pastoral life, nor with nostalgia for an innocent past of perverted acts in pastures. No. One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes—I can’t even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there’s a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life. It is more important to affirm the least sincere; the clouds get enough attention as it is and even they continue to pass. Do they know what they’re missing? Uh huh.

Frank O’Hara, b. 3/27/1926, Meditations in an Emergency

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In which MentalFloss puts famous first lines into RapPad and amazing results follow. There’s nothing more to say about this, so we’ll just leave you with a sample, and invite you to go see the rest:

Robert Frost/2Pac

Whose woods these are I think I know
Creep with me through that immortal flow.
(“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Thug Passion”)

Yes. Yes good.

17. WILLIAM BLAKE/LIL WAYNE

Tyger tyger burning bright, in the forests of the night
I’m off the hook like cordless phones, my identity so right

(“The Tyger” and “My Weezy”)