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  • Hiya everyone! How are things? I keep saying to myself I'm going to have some quotes to sketchnote and put in this club and then I keep forgetting.

    Also, psst, feel free to start your own poetry-to-calm-yourself thread in this club. I find mine really helpful. Whenever I'm in a 'ranty' mood, I hop in there and write a calm soothing poem instead, and I find that it's a good way to balance out the emotion. Here are some of my fave lines from those poems:

    there is only glass here,
    the roof of the greenhouse,
    and below are heart-shaped leaves

    You are only the impression of starlight
    on the edge of polished glass.

    You have
    drawn it from the endless
    wells in the pit of your stomach

    Don't put your words into their beaks.
    Just get up and walk to the cabinet
    and start sorting jars.

    Lay back with langour,
    see how far you can let them
    truss and muss these vines

    light and effortless,
    move as the air does,
    as the moon does
    across the night sky.

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
— Sylvia Plath