Monday, October 16, 2006

Counted Sorrows

For any Dean Koontz fans out there, I just found out he finally published The Book of Counted Sorrows.

From "The Mask"

Evil is faceless strangers,
living in distant neighborhood.
Evil has a wholesome, hometown face,
with merry eyes and an open smile.
Evil walks among us, wearing a mask
which looks like all our faces.

From "Cold Fire"

Nowhere can a secret keep
always secret, dark and deep,
half so well as in the past,
buried deep to last, to last.

Keep it in your own dark heart,
otherwise the rumors start.
After many years have buried
secrets over which you worried,
no confidant can then betray
all the words you didn't say.

Only you can then exhume
secrets safe within the tomb
of memory, of memory.

In the real world
as in dreams,
nothing is quite
what it seems.

Good reading for my current mood. Except I just saw that he also published his next Odd Thomas novel, Brother Odd. So my mood is improved, but only a bit.

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