I kind of love House Tyrell- their symbol is basically the Tudor rose, what’s not to like? :D
“Other great houses take lions and wolves for their sigils, and draw their power from the gold in their mountains or the cold of their winters… but mountains run dry, winter yields to spring and the rose blooms once more.” (x)
(Source: thevictorianbarmaid, via breakfastatpemberley)
Poet James Merrill’s “The Doodler,” second draft.
Throughout his life, Merrill was given to nearly incessant doodling. In his second collection, The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, he devoted a poem to his compulsion. There were fifteen drafts in all; the seriousness of early drafts gives way to playfulness in the last.
From issue 182, Fall 2007.
Now that I am in the process of digitizing all of the Merrill manuscripts for work, I find his writing process fascinating. He has so many drafts of his poems, all of them marked up with comments, doodles, and math problems. I only wish that this one would have scanned better so that I might be able to read the pencil markings.