For the millionth time, I love reading. I love books. I love words. The other day I happened to stumble across (literally, i was using stumble upon) a tattoo that quoted my favorite ee cummings poem. I thought it was beautiful and it got me started looking around for litarary tattoos. Below are some of my favorites.
I'm not really one to have tattoos all over, but I do think these are beautiful and fun and speak loudly. All of them are from books or poems that I love and have read and reread.
A picture of Harriet, from the book Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I loved this book so much..I used to play "town" and carry around a notebook just like Harriet.
The drawing from Shel Silverstein's poem Invitation.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Harry Potter- A quote from Dumbledore to Harry in The Sorcerer's Stone about a mirror who shows whomever looks into it their greatest desire.
Emily Dickenson's poem Not In Vain.
"IF I can stop one heart from breaking,
Max, from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
From The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Sam tapped her hand on the steering wheel. Patrick held his hand outside the car and made air waves. And I just sat between them. After the song finished, I said something.
“I feel infinite.”
From Emily Dickenson's poem Hope Is The Thing With Feathers
That perches on the soul,
And sings the tune- without the words,
And never stops-at all,
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,It asked a crumb of me."
225 days under grass
and you know more than I.
they have long taken your blood,
you are a dry stick in a basket.
is this how it works?
in this room
the hours of love
still make shadows.
when you left
you took almost
I kneel in the nights
that will not let me be.
what you were
will not happen again.
the tigers have found me
and I do not care.
Excerpt From Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's
“But you can’t give your heart to a wild thing; the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up if you love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky. But believe me- it’s better to look at the sky than to live there. Such an empty place; so vague. just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear…”
Molly Bloom's soliloquy from Ulysses by James Joyce.
“…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”
Harry Potter "Mischief Managed" tattoo.