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Photo finish Friday (and haiku): “See me”

My beauty is now /
In this moment, at this place. /
See me; see yourself.
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Photo finish Friday: “Tudoring”

The reign in Splain Falls /

manely on the plane. /

And what misses goes down in Seine. /

I cried a river when you road the train. /

Me heart aorta be of a tougher strain. /

The reign in Splain Falls /

manely on the plane. /

It splatters against the window, /

but I feel no pane.

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Photo finish Friday: “En-title-meant”

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May 8, 2020 · 2:47 am

Photo finish Friday: “Purple Iris”

Iris unto time /

A moment of beauty held /

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gentle and then lost.

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Photo finish Friday: “Give hope”

In a time of need /

Give a little of yourself /

The need is always.

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Photo finish Friday (and haiku): “Shadows”

Light bends, shadows fall

World is canvas for us all

Painting winter’s world.

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The Strange Library

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I am not sure what to make of this short book. Modern fable? Twilight Zone-like tale. If I could give it half stars, it would be 3.5 stars. In some ways, I feel that the story is simple enough, but still eludes me. A young boy goes to a library to return borrowed books before they are overdue and winds up being trapped in an underground labyrinth where he is forced to study arcane text. When he is done, his brain will be eaten as a delicacy by his captor. With help, he tries to escape and does. He has had to abandon his new shoes, which his mother never mentions to him once he returns home, but then she doesn’t mention his absence from home for several days, either. In some ways, it’s a modern Hansel and Gretel tale. After finishing the book, I was left with a strange feeling of wanting just a little more, but maybe that just means I am not quite the right person for this story.



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