Homosexuality & Civilization

An archive of poetry, pictures, history, and quotes dedicated to queer individuals before the year 1900.

The title is an homage to a book by Louis Crompton, but the blog will contain content expressing all forms of sexuality and gender identity.

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The manager of this tumblr does not add commentary or provide translations. This blog may be NSFW.



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Memories of love revive
like wild azaleas bursting into bloom
on mountains of evergreen;
my silence only shows
how much I love you.

—Shinga Sōzu, disciple of the Buddhist sage Kūkai, 1676.

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