An Open Book


“Thou art alive still while thy book doth live, and we have wits to read and praise to give.”  –William Shakespeare–

Paris is a huge city, so crowded, so busy.


 Sometimes it’s difficult to see beyond the milling throngs.



But the city is an open book.

Its stories are there for all to read…

In a gesture.

Or a smile.

Or a sigh.

Life is happening all around.

So many faces…

…and each one…

…tells a story.

All images and words copyright Naomi Baltuck


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

4 thoughts on “An Open Book

  1. I was lucky enough to spend 5 days and nights in Paris many, many years ago, when I was in college. We saw most of the touristy things and had a good time – I loved the street flea market! I got sick of eating ham and cheese on french bread, but oh, my, we had some *really* good wine and patisseries, too! It was amazing and I even got a rubbing of Jim Morrison’s tombstone in Pere Lachaise (with some help from a couple of local guys) as a keepsake! I have heard that they recently decided to take down all the locks on the bridges because the weight of them was making the structures unsafe. You got some really nice photos, though. Thank you for sharing them!

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