Older Books Generally Preferred

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Welcome world of printed words,

out-of-print authors best esteemed;

older books generally preferred,

echoing from an ‘ancien regime’.

 

Books once voluminously collected,

shoulder-leaning spines on shelves,

few studied, sparsely inspected:

vain aspirations, hungry inner self.

 

Bookmarked pages wait in vain,

underscore by scholar autodidact;

spirit of hope, sin of human-stain:

biblio thoughts, travels mapped.

 

History, biography, poetry and prose,

and some small-press limited editions;

my biblio acquisition finally slows:

fulfilled all book collecting ambitions.

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photo: Dora Kazmierak  https://www.instagram.com/dorakazmierak/

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