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Out of what dark or lack has he come to wait
At the edge of your gaze for the moment when you
Would look up and see through the trembling leaves

His shadow suddenly there? Out of what place has he come
To enter the light that remains, and say in the weightless
Cadence of those who arrive from a distance that the crossing

Was hard with only a gleam to follow over the Sea of Something,
Which opens and closes, breaks and flashes, spreading its cold,
Watery foliage wherever it can to catch you and carry you

And leave you where you have never been, that he has escaped
To tell you with all that is left of his voice that this is his
Story, which continues wherever the end is happening?

paper doll time

Dollikin Magic Paper Doll
32 Piece Magic Stay-on Wardrobe
9 1/2 Inch Doll with Plastic Stand
Plastic Scissors Included

c 1971 Uneeda Doll Co., Inc



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happy hallowe'en (a little bit early)



Happy Hallowe'en from Betsy, courtesy of an October 1968 McCall's Magazine.

give the waiter something to smile about

Some instructions for living from A Brand New You, 1963.

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what's for lunch, charley?

These images all came out of the 1961 children's book What's for Lunch, Charley? by Margaret Hodges. The illustrations are by Aliki who has done lots of other amazing work. (For those wondering, yes these images are copyrighted by the illustrator and Scholastic Book Services.) I picked up this copy of the book on eBay, but I also had a copy as a child that was my mom's when she was little. I have really strong memories of the illustrations...they are some of my favorite. I'm sorry to bombard you with so many, but I can't choose between them.


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lilli loves bacon

I took the Lilli brothers with us to breakfast this morning.

Mr. Lilli is happy to have orange juice. Lilli Brother protests!

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Nathalie

These images are from the cards inside the Re-Ment set "Nathalie's French Goods". I thought they were exceptionally cute illustrations, even by Re-Ment standards. Since my camera is out of juice (the power cord is in a box somewhere) and I can't take pictures of the sets themselves, you get scans.



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I do not hold the copyright to these images, so please don't distribute them without permission from the Re-Ment Corp or use them for anything except personal enjoyment.
This is a 1979 paperdoll ripoff of Star Wars. Star Princess (Princess Leia) and Pluta (female C3PO)!


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monster

From The Monster Den by John Ciardi. Illustration by Edward Gorey, of course. Both copyright 1966.


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bluebeard

From one of my favorite fairy tales, Bluebeard. This illustration is by Kanako Tanabe and shows the moment when Bluebeard's (last) wife is pleading with him not to kill her.



You can read an annotated Charles Perrault telling of the Bluebeard story at SurLaLune.