Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.
— Mary Oliver, A Poetry Handbook (via observando)
Santa Monica, California, 1937
Portrait of Anna Akhmatova
Chez Suzy Getting Dressed by Brassaï, Paris c.1932
News Anchor in my area loses it over a Fat Cat that likes to swim.
Ronald Colman in Her Sister From Paris(1925)