Thursday, November 10, 2005

To The Book Borrower - I

Because nobody ever returns books they borrow... After some time it becomes the borrower's - why return it now, he has read it anyway! I used to write this in every book I bought.

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TO THE BOOK BORROWER - I
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This book is dearly mine,
And if you, my darling, borrow
Mind to return within weeks nine
For that is the mine-thine fine line.
Beyond which is bereavement, sorrow.

- Thomas Jay Cubb

4 comments:

  1. as Mr Shaw had once said to a gentleman who wanted to borrow a specific book - "I do not want to make the same mistake as the original owner of this book had made"...

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  2. I still have one of your book ;)

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  3. :) nice 'pomes' Keep up the good work :)

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