Writes With Pencils

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Tag: Pleasure

Bookmark Quote #132



A book is like a garden in one’s pocket.

-Chinese proverb.

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Bookmark Quote #129



Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.

-John Keats

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Bookmark Quote #125



You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.

-E. A. Bucchianeri

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Rosé-Colored Glasses



It’s not the intoxication of the vintner’s craft
but the decision to cast off dreary thoughts
and answer the call of a friend’s invitation
to celebrate the longest day, that tints the view.

The cheerful song of goblets toasting summer
a sip of southern France on Puget Sound
and commiserating on life’s sadness and sorrow
the shared absurdity makes us smile, then laugh.

Held up to the fringed horizon of lavender peaks
the apricot glow, embers of late northern sun
passes through bowls of blushing wine and turns
the world from intolerance, to a cupped embrace.

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