Carly Florentine @carlyflorentine

carlyflorentine

Carly Florentine Poet, philosopher, photographer, artist, activist and stylist. A messily refined, teller of tales, traveller, lover, actress and dreamer. 🎈💗

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  • I had a bad dream that a little kitten got beaten up by a gang of ducks.
  • I had a bad dream that a little kitten got beaten up by a gang of ducks.
  • 53 7 14 hours ago
  • On my way to the Canal Cafe Theatre for the opening night of Old Souls, where I play Rose, an intriguing modern woman with a very long term memory about the loves of her lives. I will be debuting my American accent and it also features my first on stage kiss 💋I’m also travelling back in time to yesterday as it’s set on Valentines, like a Groundhog Day of love. Starts at 7.30 tonight and tomorrow. Fun times 😊
  • On my way to the Canal Cafe Theatre for the opening night of Old Souls, where I play Rose, an intriguing modern woman with a very long term memory about the loves of her lives. I will be debuting my American accent and it also features my first on stage kiss 💋I’m also travelling back in time to yesterday as it’s set on Valentines, like a Groundhog Day of love. Starts at 7.30 tonight and tomorrow. Fun times 😊
  • 98 11 1 day ago
  • You could be my unintended 
Montmartre
  • You could be my unintended Montmartre
  • 47 2 1 day ago
  • Apres l’amour
When my hearts on the floor
Because I needed more
So many to adore 
There is still a rainbow
On the ceiling
A river in my underwear 
A renewed vigour to my being
Je vais avec le flux
I can’t complain 
If I’m merely 
Drowning from 
Excessive dreaming
A superfluity of feeling
Tous le monde is mine
Sans une valentine
  • Apres l’amour When my hearts on the floor Because I needed more So many to adore There is still a rainbow On the ceiling A river in my underwear  A renewed vigour to my being Je vais avec le flux I can’t complain If I’m merely  Drowning from Excessive dreaming A superfluity of feeling Tous le monde is mine Sans une valentine
  • 42 1 2 days ago
  • May the one 
you long for 
long for you 
_____________________________________________________

Happy Valentines ❤️
  • May the one you long for long for you _____________________________________________________ Happy Valentines ❤️
  • 61 2 2 days ago
  • Damaged damsels 
Ruined Romeos 
Marred into music and rebellion

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
  • Damaged damsels  Ruined Romeos  Marred into music and rebellion Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
  • 52 3 3 days ago
  • Trying to find 
Truth and eternity
It must be there 
Beneath the hair
The windowless bedroom 
In the mansion of my mind
What or for whom do I care?
  • Trying to find  Truth and eternity It must be there  Beneath the hair The windowless bedroom  In the mansion of my mind What or for whom do I care?
  • 60 6 3 days ago
  • A supermassive black hole
is at the centre of every galaxy
they play a fundamental role
in the evolution of the cosmos
we wouldn't be here without them
So cross the event horizon
meet the indispensable 
agent of creativity
it is not a void to avoid
the only way up is down
from allness to nothingness
plunge into perfection
fall into fortune 
fall in love
they are the sphinx
of those mystifying issues
about how it all started
perhaps where we came from
was really a black hole
just a portal from a 
higherdimensional plane
a smaller Russian doll 
in an elaborate domain ——————————————————————————— I’ve been a bit obsessed with black holes for years as a means to understand the universe and our place within it. The past few years I’ve been doing a lot of research into astrophysics to help me write a book that features a character who wants to travel to a black hole. It’s  pretty challenging trying to come up with a theory for how he is going to get there and what will happen when he does so my ideas are simmering away in the background while I get on with other stuff. 
But in terms of the novel, the black hole voyage is a metaphor for embracing uncertainty, showing no fear of the unknown, displaying desire for knowledge and the willingness to sacrifice yourself for some noble purpose. I made this painting during the Lumen Residency on the day I was told I was being evicted from my place as a way to confront the insecurity of my own predicament. A black hole that represents a short cut to home whilst preparing for potential homelessness was quite comforting at the time. The words are an excerpt from super long poem ‘Celestial Entanglement’ about a mysterious romance with a secret space scientist.
  • A supermassive black hole is at the centre of every galaxy they play a fundamental role in the evolution of the cosmos we wouldn't be here without them So cross the event horizon meet the indispensable agent of creativity it is not a void to avoid the only way up is down from allness to nothingness plunge into perfection fall into fortune fall in love they are the sphinx of those mystifying issues about how it all started perhaps where we came from was really a black hole just a portal from a higherdimensional plane a smaller Russian doll in an elaborate domain ——————————————————————————— I’ve been a bit obsessed with black holes for years as a means to understand the universe and our place within it. The past few years I’ve been doing a lot of research into astrophysics to help me write a book that features a character who wants to travel to a black hole. It’s pretty challenging trying to come up with a theory for how he is going to get there and what will happen when he does so my ideas are simmering away in the background while I get on with other stuff. But in terms of the novel, the black hole voyage is a metaphor for embracing uncertainty, showing no fear of the unknown, displaying desire for knowledge and the willingness to sacrifice yourself for some noble purpose. I made this painting during the Lumen Residency on the day I was told I was being evicted from my place as a way to confront the insecurity of my own predicament. A black hole that represents a short cut to home whilst preparing for potential homelessness was quite comforting at the time. The words are an excerpt from super long poem ‘Celestial Entanglement’ about a mysterious romance with a secret space scientist.
  • 55 2 4 days ago
  • We had various afterparty invites and wanted to start a group like the tea and biscuits lot, perhaps get some fancy cigarettes on the go @queen_of_queens_park
  • We had various afterparty invites and wanted to start a group like the tea and biscuits lot, perhaps get some fancy cigarettes on the go @queen_of_queens_park
  • 63 2 4 days ago
  • I kiss chased him around the flat until we went to the supermarket where he tickled me into a pile of crisps.
  • I kiss chased him around the flat until we went to the supermarket where he tickled me into a pile of crisps.
  • 52 1 5 days ago
  • Some 1960s dancing occurred 
On an exceptionally long song
But we quirkily strut to the end 
The secret to rhythmic movement
Is not to mechanically posture
But to lose yourself & become one with the music

English National Ballet
  • Some 1960s dancing occurred  On an exceptionally long song But we quirkily strut to the end  The secret to rhythmic movement Is not to mechanically posture But to lose yourself & become one with the music English National Ballet
  • 33 2 5 days ago
  • I got pestered by an old lady asking if the pillows were the same size, I explained that I didn't work there and wasn't sure of the answers to some of her questions but she seemed quite senile. I chose two pillows for myself but she thought they were the ones that were best for her so she took them out of my arms, thief.
  • I got pestered by an old lady asking if the pillows were the same size, I explained that I didn't work there and wasn't sure of the answers to some of her questions but she seemed quite senile. I chose two pillows for myself but she thought they were the ones that were best for her so she took them out of my arms, thief.
  • 93 7 6 days ago
  • I was in another dimension
couldn’t stay on the premises
Reality frays at the seams 
during those unending 
dance-floor dreams 
Vilnius
  • I was in another dimension couldn’t stay on the premises Reality frays at the seams during those unending dance-floor dreams Vilnius
  • 47 1 1 week ago
  • He looked me meaningfully in the eye and asked if I had forgiven him, kept begging for hugs and calling me gorgeous. Then he passed out and everyone put a squid on his face.
  • He looked me meaningfully in the eye and asked if I had forgiven him, kept begging for hugs and calling me gorgeous. Then he passed out and everyone put a squid on his face.
  • 60 4 1 week ago
  • Someone closes their eyes
the other invents a dance move
if the trees approve
they should run around nude
If you stand on a slug
the tallest person
conducts a funeral
If a ladybird appears
everyone must draw 
whiskers on their face and 
meow at the pinecones
If the sun comes out 
blindfolds must be worn
When you get tired
you must continue 
until they get bored of you
There are 1000 rules and 
you must not cheat
Remember you are a puppet

Kew Gardens
  • Someone closes their eyes the other invents a dance move if the trees approve they should run around nude If you stand on a slug the tallest person conducts a funeral If a ladybird appears everyone must draw whiskers on their face and meow at the pinecones If the sun comes out blindfolds must be worn When you get tired you must continue until they get bored of you There are 1000 rules and you must not cheat Remember you are a puppet Kew Gardens
  • 71 2 1 week ago
  • Sometimes I get the impression that my company isn’t very exciting 💤😀
  • Sometimes I get the impression that my company isn’t very exciting 💤😀
  • 78 6 1 week ago
  • It’s the Chinese new year of the pig, an animal apparently fond of mine. Rats have a far better outlook in 2019 than they did last year but we are super sensitive, prone catching colds and need to take extra special care with our health so I’m particularly pleased that my Himalayan Salt Lamp arrived today to literally clear the air. They remove dust and all the other pollutants I’m allergic to via a purification process called hygroscopy and neutralise the effects of electromagnetic radiation. The effects of counteracting the overexposure of positive ions leads to more energy, better sleep, improved concentration and boosts serotonin. So today feels like a new day and the start of a brighter future.
  • It’s the Chinese new year of the pig, an animal apparently fond of mine. Rats have a far better outlook in 2019 than they did last year but we are super sensitive, prone catching colds and need to take extra special care with our health so I’m particularly pleased that my Himalayan Salt Lamp arrived today to literally clear the air. They remove dust and all the other pollutants I’m allergic to via a purification process called hygroscopy and neutralise the effects of electromagnetic radiation. The effects of counteracting the overexposure of positive ions leads to more energy, better sleep, improved concentration and boosts serotonin. So today feels like a new day and the start of a brighter future.
  • 57 4 1 week ago