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Soleil
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0 posted 02-28-2000 10:34 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Soleil

I have an inadequate understanding
Of the book
That lies open before me
A Guide to Rare and Out of Print Books
Volume 23. Although he is now approximately 45.
He still wears the original owner's signature
Has a few creases
And is slightly worn at the edge.
His pages have a linotype that is hard to read.
He is of more value
than the books he can guide one to find.
He is particular and out of print
And has a water mark on his papers.
I, on the other hand
Am easy to acquire, personal and an easy read.
A paperback, thumbed thru and discarded
With no front wrapper to protect.
But one finds loosely inserted among my pages
Curious notes jotted by those
Who carried me carelessly home after purchase.
I was acuired at the Merchantile,
Summer Street, Boston.
My edges are not gilt nor my spine
Handsomely repaired, but
I have been read.
And sometimes I now think,
if we were to be compared
Isn't it that we both had something to share?

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1 posted 02-28-2000 10:39 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

What a brilliant idea for a piece...and the wording is masterful. You are incredible, m'dear.
First__Knight
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Eye opening....truly eye opening,  I see so much understanding and wisdom in this  

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

Denise
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This is so uniquely wonderful, Soleil! Excellent writing!

Denise
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4 posted 02-29-2000 07:15 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You never disappoint me, my friend...
I wasn't sure where you were going with this piece when I began - I love it - What a great theme...
 
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