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    Inside a matchbox of yellow and books

    Inside a matchbox of yellow and books
    Surrounded by literary silence
    They delicately mumbled familiar
    Catechisms of titles and names
    Recited Scriptures of dedications
    Carefully leafed volumes to famed first lines:
    “It was a pleasure to burn”, and they knew...
    They knew the pleasure to burn and dwindle
    Dwindle from sentence to word to letter
    To an ink drop with an inkling to be,
    An idea kindling among dry leaves.
    Breathing the fragrances of ancient trees
    They cautiously caressed the rough spines
    Their fingers delicate and dangerous
    Like matchsticks excited by the friction.
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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    Thank you, Twota! Literary silence- Burning and dwindling books-an appropriate theme for this times and this forum!
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    Thank you, Danik. I am glad you found something in it.

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    Wonderful poem Twota... your word play is amazing.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

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