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Paperback Castles

I live on a page in a book. My name is written in a curly and swirly font, along with long descriptions of sleepless nights and filled bookcases.

Currently reading

Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis, Christopher Prendergast
Swanns verden 2 (På sporet af den tabte tid, #2)
Marcel Proust
The Essential Rumi
Rumi, Coleman Barks, John Moyne, A.J. Arberry
Selected Poems - Emily Dickinson "There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –

This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul.

Dickinson's beautiful poetry is so soft, fragile and gentle that the words almost feel like a gush of fresh air caressing your cheek. Her style is rather simple, but her poems are so deep that they can have any number of meanings.
This is my first time reading her poetry, but definitely not the last. I love her symbolic use of nature, her accurateness, and her admiring ability to create a certain atmosphere within the boundaries of 3-4 short lines.