I’m Moushumi Ghosh (call me Mo). Poet, writer, 9-to-5er.


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I’m not interested in attacking, I’m interested in astonishing.

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Apr 23, 2014
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One writes because one has been touched by the yearning for and the despair of ever touching the Other.

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Apr 23, 2014
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Valentine

By Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here. 
It will blind you with tears 
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

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'That's the duty of the old,' said the Librarian, 'to be anxious on the behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.'

— Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass (via quoted-books)

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Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind (via larmoyante)


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Of course that is not the whole story, but that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It’s a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it’s a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently.

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That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via likearegularbookworm)

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Apr 21, 2014
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When a storyteller dies, a library burns.

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It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

Gabriel García Márquez

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