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“What flag will i bear? what beast worship? what shrine besiege? what hearts break? what lies tell? – And walk through whose blood?? “

~ Arthur Rimbaud

the bravest among us might well be the poets…

in 1871 at the age of 16 he wrote the following about becoming a poet… a seer…

“I’m now making myself as scummy as I can. Why? I want to be a poet, and I’m working at turning myself into a seer. You won’t understand any of this, and I’m almost incapable of explaining it to you. The idea is to reach the unknown by the derangement of all the senses. It involves enormous suffering, but one must be strong and be a born poet. It’s really not my fault”

by age 20 he had given up all creative writing…by 37 he was dead…

Godspeed to the Libertines the poets and restless souls who go before us…

happy valentines day…


look sugarbabies..

as you might guess… exiled chilean communist poets … are not generally known as men of means… but that never stopped Pablo and it shouldnt stop you…

hmm valentines day…. “what WOULD pablo do?”

you know who i mean ….arguably the most romantic exiled chilean communist poet to ever live …

pablo neruda…

annnd i know ive told you before…lots of times.. NOT to expect girls to like the things i like… BUT in this case…if she cant appreciate anything on this little list… then NOTHING you do will ever be good enough and you should run not walk the other way…and boys… if you really wanna do right and earn some karma… try to remember that valentines day isnt just for sweethearts… remember the women who make your life interesting… fun…or easier…moms daughters barristas receptionists dry cleaners housekeepers neighbors the girl who smiles at you on the bus… sometimes little things really really DO mean a lot… but yeah no pressure….

what would pablo do?

valentines day gift ideas that wont break the bank…

What Would Pablo Do

1) i love to give this lil edition of love poems from pablo neruda to friends and loves alike …i may even have been known to hide it deep in the spare tire compartment of cars i trade in… wishing the next owner well… & should they suffer a flat at least they have something to read while waiting for AAA… $11

2) champagne flutes from Tiffany and Co. at $15 each and wrapped in a huge blue box and tied with ribbon….. you will look like a rock-star… throw in a bottle of champagne and youre still not busting the budget… (depending, of course.. on how swanky your particular champagne tastes run )

3) cakeballs… yeah you read that right..CAKEBALLS …self explanatory.. & they ship

4)  Ikea … $24 for a wee lil sheepskin rug that makes her think of you when she curls her toes… win…

5) also at Ikea … a rectangle vase for $2.50 (how do they even do that) pretty pink carnations are sweet…hardy… economical  and dont have quite the same commitment / connotation as roses… not to mention the whole “roses on valentines day” thing is a racket and is pretty played out… keep it simple…

6) while ill prob never forgive them for making me fly first class next to women in velor track suits… this cute lil ring from Juicy Couture has been on my wish list for a while now… $88 is a bit on the pricier side of this particular list..but i couldnt resist putting it here… i think pablo would approve..

7) theater tix are surprisingly affordable…and they support the arts a good cause! less conventional theaters are a favorite of mine… the prices are better and setting more intimate… depending on your level of commitment they have season subscriptions.. or half seasons.. or a single show..

personnally … id recommend a combo…snuggle on a sheepskin rug…. while somebody makes me dinner… pours a chilean red… and reads a bit of neruda… you know…. take

* barry and levons advise ….cook and chill….

Te amo como se aman ciertas cosa oscuras,
secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
— Pablo Neruda
ed note: yes phil.. i DID work barry and levon  into a post with pablo neruda ahhh yeah.. youre welcome! xoxo


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