BIBLIOPHILE HELL

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OK… SO I’VE GOT A GARAGE FULL OF BOOKS… BUT THIS LITTLE BEAUTY IS A 1945 FIRST EDITION OF PENGUIN COPY HOMER’S ILIAD, AND SHE JUST HAD TO COME HOME WITH ME. PRE-COLOUR CODED COVERS, ITS THE FIRST TIME I’VE EVER SEEN ONE LET ALONE OWNED. THAT’S THE PROBLEM, SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO OWN A BOOK EVEN FOR A WHILE. DAMN THE ADDICTION I JUST ENJOY HAVING IT ANYWAY.

GOT MYSELF BARGAIN, £4 ,20% DISCOUNT, AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR £16.

ONLY 350 KNOWN TO BE EXTANT.

AN ARTEFACT FROM WHEN THE WORD CAME FROM A BOOK.

DALE ‘M’

COLOUR

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COLOUR TASTES LIKE BILE:

NO TENDER TITIAN I…

I SIT IN SHADOW,

BEYOND SHADOWLAND,

THE I BEING BLANK…

DRAINED AND FILLED

WITH EMBALMING FLUID.

 

WITH HALF-SOUL,

I TOP UP WITH SPIRIT,

WHICH TAKES MORE SOUL AWAY…

AND SO ON,

MONOCHROMATIC PAIN,

LIGHT WITHOUT WARMTH

DARKNESS WITHOUT FEAR.

 

I CANNOT CALL FOR LOVE,

LOVE HAS TAKEN HER TOLL,

AND I AM SPENT.

BANKRUPTED BY TOTAL SOUL EXCHANGE,

SHE HAS TAKEN COLOUR,

AS PAYMENT IN FULL,

AND COLOUR TASTES LIKE BILE.

NOW.

DALE ‘M’

 

 

finishing touches

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I’ve varnished all of these paintings today, and although i think some look much more vibrant than they did, I’m not  100% sure the difference is worth the effort… What do you think? I’m open to anyone’s opinion, good or bad… All I seek is to get better.

Dale ‘m’

SHADOW PLAY

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I WALK WITH YOUR SHADOW BESIDE ME,

AND YOUR SOUL TUCKED SAFE IN MY HEART,

YET STILL I TALK TO YOU OUT LOUD,

NOT FOR YOUR BENEFIT BUT MINE,

SO THAT I MIGHT HEAR THE WORDS,

THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY HEARD.

 

I WALK WITH YOUR SHADOW BESIDE ME,

STILL LONGING FOR YOUR VOICE TO CALL,

BUT I KNOW YOUR WORDS INSTINCTIVELY,

AND THE EFFORT TO SOUND IN MY HEAD,

WOULD SOMEHOW DEPLETE YOUR PRESENCE…

EVERY DAY I WAIT FOR YOUR CALL,

RIDICULOUSLY LOOK AT THE PHONE…

BUT YOUR SHADOW WILL ALWAYS WALK BESIDE ME.

DALE ‘M’

RIPPING YARNS

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Spent the last two days ripping all my dad’s cds on to my computer! I’ve bought him a mp3 player for his birthday, just because he wanted some way of listening to his music without taking boxes of cds on his holidays. I’d forgotten how long and tediously boring ripping cds is. My cd collection was ripped for me by Marie, it took her three whole days, a labour of extreme love, as I have thousands of cds … or did have, Ive given away loads of them now they are all in my p/c. i have an external hard drive I use to back them up, but I’ve lost all enthusiasm for collecting music, because it was something we shared…

I can’t get excited about a new album, because an audience of one feels like aural masturbation.

Ten more discs and I can get on with my life again.

Dale ‘m’

FIRST TIME VARNISHED FINISH!

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CHRISSIE CRYING – FINISHED WITH A VARNISH LACQUER, NEVER USED VARNISH BEFORE, NEVER FELT THE NEED TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL FINISH, BUT AS I’VE SOLD IT TO AMY, MY DAUGHTER I THOUGHT I’D GIVE IT AGO

 

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CORETTA SCOTT KING – PAINTING TITLED – BEHIND EVERY KING…

AVAILABLE AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE!

DALE ‘M’