It’s Ridiculous How Much This Flower Looks Like A Monkey
It’s not really a mystery how this rare purple flower, called the Monkey Orchid, got its name. We thought you should have a chance to check out the striking resemblance for yourself (via Incredible Things).
In case you’re curious, here are some other interesting facts about the Monkey Orchid:
- It grows at elevations 1000-2000 feet above sea level
- It’s found in the forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru
- It smells like oranges
- Its scientific name is Dracula simia
I think there is a general misconception that you write poems because you ‘have something to say.’ I think, actually, that you write poems because you have something echoing around in the bone-dome of your skull that you cannot say. Poetry allows us to hold many related tangential notions in very close orbit around each other at the same time. The ‘unsayable’ thing at the center of the poem becomes visible to the poet and reader in the same way that dark matter becomes visible to the astrophysicist. You can’t see it, but by measure of its effect on the visible, it can become so precise a silhouette you can almost know it.Rebecca Lindenberg, interviewed for McSweeney’s Books (via heyjealoussea)
Starting summer 2014, Chicago will be hosting a queercore festival, celebrating queer and trans* voices in punk communities! SAVE THE DATE JULY 26-27! More details coming soon!!! Spread this shit like wildfire!
fuck yes chicago
isabella, expect me to visit sometime next year <3
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