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๐•๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ซ (n.)
The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

๐™ฐ ๐š‹๐š˜๐š˜๐š”๐šœ๐š‘๐š˜๐š™'๐šœ ๐š•๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š•๐šŠ๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŠ ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š›...

๐Ÿฅ‡ 1st place winner of @silver_nebula โ€˜s โ€˜August Poetry Contestโ€™ ๐Ÿ’›

๐™ฟ๐™ฐ๐™ฟ๐™ด๐š ๐™ธ๐™ฒ๐™ท๐™พ๐š

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๐’ฑ๐‘’๐“๐“๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‡ (n.)

๐’ฑ๐‘’๐“๐“๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‡ (n.) The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

A bookshopโ€™s love lament to a reader...

๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ.

๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ. Oโ€™,

๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ. Oโ€™, I gasp your scent in...

And grasp it,

And grasp it, and make it outโ€”

And grasp it, and make it outโ€” soak in it.

โ€˜๐‘ป๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’› ๐’โ€™ ๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’”

โ€˜๐‘ป๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’› ๐’โ€™ ๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’

โ€˜๐‘ป๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’› ๐’โ€™ ๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’ From

โ€˜๐‘ป๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’› ๐’โ€™ ๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’ From hands

โ€˜๐‘ป๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’› ๐’โ€™ ๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’ From hands to

โ€˜๐‘ป๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’› ๐’โ€™ ๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’ From hands to ears.

๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š•

๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š•

๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ

๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐šŠ๐š‹๐š‹๐š’๐š, ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ

๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐šŠ๐š‹๐š‹๐š’๐š, ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š• ๐š๐š‘e ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐šŠ๐š‹๐š‹๐š’๐š, ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ

๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐šŠ๐š‹๐š‹๐š’๐š, ๐šƒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š’๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ

Child;

for your sake,

for your sake, forsake all your fears

for your sake, forsake all your fears.

๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ!

Read on,

Read on, my fair girl on a rocking chair:

Iโ€™m your playground

Iโ€™m your playground and youโ€™re my daydream fit.

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ต๐šŠ๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š’๐š›.

You ask,

quiet and tense,

"May I come in?"

In these woods,

In these woods, that Holy Grailโ€“

In these woods, that Holy Grailโ€“ you seek it.

๐’๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง;

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ,

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ, ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ฅ

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ, ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ง

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ, ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต.

Though may I ask,

rather,

you sit

you sit and wait?

A flower in ๐–‹๐–š๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–‡๐–‘๐–”๐–”๐–’

A flower in ๐–‹๐–š๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–‡๐–‘๐–”๐–”๐–’.

A flower in ๐–‹๐–š๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–‡๐–‘๐–”๐–”๐–’..

A flower in ๐–‹๐–š๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–‡๐–‘๐–”๐–”๐–’...

On that old chair

You

rock

still.

๐”๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฉ๐”ถ ๐”ฉ๐”ž๐”ฐ๐”ฐ, ๐” ๐”ฌ๐”ช๐”ข ๐”ฆ๐”ซ.

See fit. ๐”๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฉ๐”ถ ๐”ฉ๐”ž๐”ฐ๐”ฐ, ๐” ๐”ฌ๐”ช๐”ข ๐”ฆ๐”ซ.

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ต๐šŠ๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š’๐š›.

๐”ฝ

๐”ฝ๐• 

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•’

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•’๐•œ

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•’๐•œ๐•–

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•’๐•œ๐•–๐•Ÿ

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•’๐•œ๐•–๐•Ÿ.

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šœ ๐š˜๐š๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š™๐šŠ๐š™๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‘๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐šœ.

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šœ ๐š˜๐š๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š™๐šŠ๐š™๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‘๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐šœ

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šœ ๐š˜๐š๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š™๐šŠ๐š™๐šŽ๐š›

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šœ ๐š˜๐š๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŽ

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šœ ๐š˜๐š๐š

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šœ

๐™ฑ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š

What is it?

๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ.

Wistful,

Wistful, wishful absence:

spin

๐™ผ๐šŽ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ of you, spin

my little rabbit, ๐™ผ๐šŽ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ of you, spin

Before my pages.

๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•

๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•โ€“

๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•โ€“ Wait

๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•โ€“ Wait.

๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•โ€“ Wait..

๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•โ€“ Wait...

I'm no man's land:

I'm no man's land: ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ.

But

But

But lady

But lady;

But lady; you near...

But lady; you near...

But lady; you near...

But lady; you near... As fiddle I'm fit!

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ต๐šŠ๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š’๐š›.

๐™ถ๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šข'๐šœ ๐šŠ ๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š›๐šข;

๐™ถ๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šข'๐šœ ๐šŠ ๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š›๐šข; ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šข'๐šœ ๐šŠ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š–๐š’๐š๐š‘!

On her lap, rides a princess:

On her lap, rides a princess: my souls dare

On her lap, rides a princess: my souls dare To love as

๐’๐’๐’„๐’†

๐’๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’–๐’‘๐’๐’

๐’๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’–๐’‘๐’๐’ ๐’‚

๐’๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’–๐’‘๐’๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†

๐’๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’–๐’‘๐’๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†.

Blessโ€“

Faith!

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š› ๐š•๐šž๐š•๐š•๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ

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