Wednesday, March 24, 2010

this was in the preface of a random novel i picked up. i held it to my chest.


"As if through a straw,

you drink my soul.

I know -


it's bitter & intoxicating."

-Anna Akhmatora

16 comments:

Marisa said...

*sigh*....

Elizabeth said...

God, I agree with Marisa, total sigh. I'm the same way with the poem included with The Time Traveler's Wife. People who skip over those first bits are missing out.

Belen said...

My skin feels tingly. :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

mmm fabulous! Hope the rest is just as good

Connie said...

How lovely! *sigh*

Claire Kiefer said...

I love Anna Ahkmatova! Both her husband and her son were incarcerated in Russia during Stalin, and her poems are so beautiful and haunted . . .

also, cute picture!! xo

The Childlike empress said...

sometimes i collect quotes that i would use as prefaces to chapters in my imaginary book that i'm writing in my head.

I'm totally with you on the electronic book think....its soooo weird.

There is nothing i like more than a used book store, i love to think of who owned my book before it met me...

Megan said...

You always find the most amazing quotes!

Brandi said...

Gasp.

Fantastic.

Books like that are worth their weight in gold, just for those four glorious lines.

Brown Girl said...

le awesome. I heart you. Immensely.

Simply Me said...

Nothing more fascinating than the world of books and not to mention blogging .. i just tagged you for an award ..do come and check it out ..
love ..P

tinypaperheart said...

that is so heartbreakingly beautiful..

and yes, you would most definitely be invited. :)

Sara said...

I love this! What books is it? I miss you too, Miss. lovely smile!

:: Gina :: said...

let me know how good it is .

im trying to find a bookstore here that has more of a selection .

xoxoKrysten said...

Wow, love that.

jozen said...

that quote is just amazing!

stop by my blog tomorrow.. there will be a very special giveaway!!

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