CARRY ON TUESDAY
is a new meme-group to me.
The idea is that one is given a quote (here in blue) and builds on it. How delicious!
These words are the opening words of 'Possession' by A.S. Byatt.
The book was thick and black and covered with dust.
Its boards were bowed and creaking
I opened it because I felt I must;
I sensed that here was something I was seeking.
Inside, a diary entry pale and faded,
In a language that I could not understand!
It lay like a secret life invaded,
And the language difference meant that I was banned.
I closed the boards, a cloud of dust went flying.
I rose and left the room feeling quite low.
Those words had hinted of some theme undying,
But what it was I now would never know.
Another language barrier here: