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High at the Library


Whenever I walk inside I feel at home; enraptured, from shelf to shelf I roam till a book catches my eye as I flitter by smell sends me high rapidly while senses comply inner needs to satisfy, like a bee that sips a honeycomb... whenever I walk inside I feel at home. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Contest by Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 1/12/2019 3:46:00 PM
Hi Paul, I do love the smell of books. I also love being able to feel their touch, too read, while holding the weight of the book. Your poetic flair does take me there, into a library, where my imagination can fly. What wonderful visions your words do bring to my mind Paul. What knowledge we can glean through those old volumes my friend. A Fave. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 1/12/2019 3:50:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. I am in no doubt that many writers/readers feel at home in libraries. I love them, especially the ones where I can do research. Best regards, my friend. // paul
Date: 12/6/2018 1:24:00 PM
hello Paul, that is so nice to feel at home in another place you visit. Have a nice day my friend.Regards Darlene:
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Date: 12/6/2018 1:36:00 PM
That sure is a nice feeling, Darlene. Thank you for visiting. Regards // paul
Date: 12/1/2018 7:48:00 PM
Can just smell the leather-bound volumes. Mmmm. Inhaling deeply! Wonderful, moving (dare I say it) -- nostalgia! (Modern libraries are so darn digital). Beautifully done, Paul. ~ Gershon
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Date: 12/2/2018 1:38:00 PM
You, too, confirm that I am not the only one who loves the smell of books, Gershon!! Thank you for your lovely feedback. Regards /// paul
Date: 11/24/2018 2:08:00 PM
Should have taken a space above mine!
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Date: 11/24/2018 4:48:00 PM
No, Rhoda....Yours was a deserved worthy winner:) Goodnight...my last post before turning in. // paul
Date: 11/23/2018 3:08:00 PM
an excellent entry for this contest - the best I've seen so far
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Date: 11/23/2018 3:37:00 PM
Thank you, Jack. Pls check out your soupmail. Regards // paul
Date: 11/23/2018 1:41:00 PM
Hi Paul, You describe exactly how I felt every time I received my new study books. Wrote my degrees later than most! I adore the smell of a new book and as a result can't wait to read it. Oceans of luck for the contest, or have you won, sorry don't follow contests but this one is certainly a winner! Warm regards, Jennifer.
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Date: 11/23/2018 3:16:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, I love it when I can talk to people who can relate to my love for books and their smell. New and old books differ in smell, quite distinctive! Thank you for believing in this entry. Warm regards // paul
Date: 11/23/2018 11:12:00 AM
Paul, oh this is so beautifully penned. I love libraries and used book stores (not new, too expensive) and I know that smell and that lure like a bee sips, I spent a lot of my childhood wandering the library, sitting on the floor reading, I could get lost in the books. So, I love this poem and must FAV it, best of luck in the contest, too.
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Date: 11/23/2018 1:35:00 PM
Thank you for a most lovely, pleasant visit, Constance. Your feedback and fav are truly appreciated. Have a lovely weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 11/21/2018 8:34:00 AM
Paul: Time after Time, there are some folks that are always there supporting the Soup and it's family. Of course you are one of those. This little number nicely demonstrates your interest in literature. Thanks again for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 11/21/2018 11:48:00 AM
It's a real pleasure having you stopping by with lovely comments, my friend. Hope all is well on your side of the fence. Regards // paul
Date: 11/21/2018 5:17:00 AM
How well you capture the excitement "like a bee that sips honeycomb" a voracious reader feels upon stepping into a library. Even as a child I felt this type of wonder and awe, the desire to know all the stories in all the books. You made a challenging form seem easy, my friend. Always beautiful poetry from you. I'm at my sister's preparing for Thanksgiving. Now I should remember to be thankful for literature! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 11/21/2018 11:21:00 AM
A real reader knows the pleasures which are derived from reading books, Carolyn. I see you are doing that right now with "Fear...". This form is not an easy one, and I feel I could have better. All the best for Thanksgiving. Love // paul
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Date: 11/21/2018 5:18:00 AM
PS - Today I started reading "Fear: Trump in the White House" and the contents are (intentionally) shocking. There is something so special about reading a good book by a skilled writer.
Date: 11/20/2018 4:00:00 PM
ohh, i hope people still go to the library... this is so engaging and well written from your golden quill, paul... huggs
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Date: 11/20/2018 4:15:00 PM
You are too kind, Nette:) I too hope that printed books will continue to attract and excite! Hugs // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 3:51:00 PM
I can just picture you there Paul! Yet so many rely on kindles for reading nowadays:-( hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/20/2018 4:13:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. Kindles might be easy to carry around, I suppose, but they are 'cold' and I can't see me having a 'love affair' with one! Hugs // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 3:33:00 PM
Lovely verse Paul, you're right there's something about the smell of books and the knowledge we get from them. E.books are not the same. Good luck. Tom.
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Date: 11/20/2018 3:39:00 PM
I totally agree with you, Tom. Ebooks do nothing for me, even though I've written one myself!! Nothing beats the printed version. Thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 2:43:00 PM
i agree wholeheartedly, paul! you've said this so well! best of luck in the contest...
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Date: 11/20/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you, Ilene, both for the lovely comments and your support. Regards // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 2:19:00 PM
Lovely, Paul. I feel the same way.
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Date: 11/20/2018 3:29:00 PM
Pleased you liked it, Line...thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 2:09:00 PM
Wow! What a beauty! Indeed, that's the very home of a passionate reader.. a thirst never satiated.. a world of wonder and Light.. I personally jump from one book to another with increasing intellectual curiosity.. "A good reader is a good writer"! and you are far more than merely a good reader and writer Paul! A wonderful write and into my fave list. My deepest regards.
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Date: 11/20/2018 3:12:00 PM
Many thanks to you, Besma! These lovely comments are to be treasured! The fav is very much appreciated, too. Warm regards // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 1:12:00 PM
Quest of knowledge will do that every time..well written..great theme. Best for a win, Paul.
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Date: 11/20/2018 1:41:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. I do a lot of research, so you can imagine how much time I spend in the company of old books and documents...to me it's a heavenly experience! Regards // paul
Date: 11/20/2018 12:50:00 PM
- A lot of knowledge in old books ... yes, that has a special smell Paul :) - Lovely poem :) - GL in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/20/2018 1:39:00 PM
Thank you for being first across the line, Anne-Lise:) Yes, books send me crazy...I love both their feel and smell. Hugs // paul