Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Language Barrier

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:


carry on keith said...

This is really lovely. You must try to get it translated!! Thanks for joining in. I hope you'll return next week.

Marja said...

Great take on the prompt Well done

George S Batty said...

Intreresting twist. Leaves us all wondering and hanging. You are a devil my lady. I loved it.

Pam said...

I enjoyed wondering what your language looked like and sounded like. Maybe someday the book will be re-opened and understanding will fly out.

quin browne said...

poets continue to cause me great envy

Dee said...

Now my curiosity nerve is twanging! Hope you will add to this - great read :)


Kat said...

Please don't worry Brenda, probably it's a book no one ever read..!!!