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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

companion piece

Although written a long time ago, this can be read as a variation on the theme of "seclusion."

yard sale
comments in the margin
of an old book

16 Comments:

Blogger Ričardas said...

I couldn't sell those... great, thanks for blowing off the dust from it and sharing

8:32 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

I love finding those.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, ri?ardas and Vaughn.

9:54 AM  
Blogger polona said...

a story within a story... love it!

10:19 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

i like it very much, Bill
and i like Polona`s comment "a story within a story..."!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, polona and Angelika. In a way, a yard sale shows us the margin of somebody's life

12:47 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the writings in the margins of old books

1:01 AM  
Blogger floots said...

great link there between thoughts and yard sales
made me smile at myself
cheers

10:33 AM  
Anonymous ed markowski said...

The Big Sleep...
on page eighty-eight
a thumb print




bill bought this at a used book
shop in chicago last summer.

my detective insticts told me the perp was a male due to the size of the print and it appeared as though he was eating potato chips.
ed

5:59 PM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I love those comments in the old books!

3:23 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Juliet, floots, ed, and gautami.

Ed, maybe it was mine! Nobody has thumbed more pages of Chandler than I have.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous ed said...

bill,
if you haven't seen The Grifters,
go out and rent it asap. i'm also a big fan of james ellroy.
ed


winter dream
i choose my face
from a series of mugshots

2:58 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

These comments here are all very lovely, but your text is also tasty!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, tikkis. Yes, the comments are very good.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Brings out the ghost hunter in me. Perfect!!

5:54 AM  
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