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"The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest."
This statistic was recently released in United Nations report that uses Oxfam figures. It’s also a huge wake-up call for anyone who doesn’t consider income inequality a major issue in global politics. (via micdotcom)

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— 2 months ago with 21456 notes
"As a fond mother, when the day is o’er,
   Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
   Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
   And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
   Nor wholly reassured and comforted
   By promises of others in their stead,
   Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
   Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
   Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
   Being too full of sleep to understand
   How far the unknown transcends the what we know."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
— 7 months ago with 1 note
#lit  #literature  #poetry  #poem  #nature  #life  #existence  #eternity  #earth  #humanity 
"To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers."
Edna St Vincent Millay, Second April
— 7 months ago
#spring  #lit  #literature  #poetry  #poem  #life  #april  #decay 

I won’t come
I won’t go
I won’t live
I won’t die

I’ll keep uttering
The name
And lose myself
In it

I’m bowl
And I’m platter
I’m man
And I’m woman

I’m grapefruit
And I’m sweet lime
I’m Hindu
And I’m Muslim

I’m fish
And I’m net
I’m fisherman
And I’m time

I’m nothing
Says Kabir
I’m not among the living
Or the dead

Kabir, mystic poet of 15th century India
— 7 months ago with 1 note
#lit  #literature  #poetry  #quotes  #inspiration  #peace  #human 
"Know thus far forth.
By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune,
Now my dear Iady, hath mine enemies,
Brought to this shore.."
Shakespeare, The Tempest
— 7 months ago
#shakespeare  #tempest  #lit  #literature  #poetry  #poem 

Hear the voice of the Bard,
Who present, past, and future, sees;
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word
That walked among the ancient trees;

Calling the lapsed soul,
And weeping in the evening dew;
That might control
The starry pole,
And fallen, fallen light renew!

William Blake
— 7 months ago with 9 notes
#poetry  #poets  #lit  #literature  #williamblake 
"Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful, for freest action form’d under the laws divine,
The Modern Man I sing."
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
— 7 months ago
#life  #love  #beauty  #compassion  #walt whitman  #human  #humanity  #poetry  #liteerature 

Sorrow like a ceaseless rain
Beats upon my heart.

People twist and scream in pain,—
Dawn will find them still again;
This has neither wax nor wane;
Neither stop nor start.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
— 7 months ago with 3 notes
#lit  #literature  #poetry  #sonnet  #sorrow 
"Nothing divine dies. All good is eternally reproductive. The beauty of nature reforms itself in the mind, and not for barren contemplation, but for new creation."
Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson
— 7 months ago
#lit  #life  #prose  #poetry  #human  #soul  #knowledge 

And if I loved you Wednesday,
Well, what is that to you?
I do not love you Thursday—
So much is true.

And why you come complaining
Is more than I can see. I loved you Wednesday,—yes—
but what is that to me?

Edna St. Vincent Millay
— 7 months ago
#poem  #women  #dontholdback  #poetry  #lit  #literature  #independence  #humanity