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From Omaha, Nebraska USA
Age 62
Joined Tuesday, March 12, 2002
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I come with a heavy heart to inform all our BC friends that 4libros (aka Robin Payton) passed away early on July 5, 2019. I know she touched many lives - how many, I may never learn. She adopted practically everybody. I intend to keep her account open. All her books will be released under the 4libros name, and I will read with delight about their travels. Every message will lift my spirits that much more. Thank you all, for bringing joy to her life.
-- John Payton (aka Peregrin)


Armande Voizin: ...there were supposed to be no gifts.
Luc Clairmont: Don't worry so much about supposed to.

Chocolat, 2000


If you live near Omaha, or plan to visit, and would like to know where I put most of the books I send out to new readers, please PM me and I will give you that information.

4libros is also known as petiroja through her gmail account.


Planetfall (2003)

Every object carries a world.
Books fill my house, floor to ceiling, remaining empty until they're read.
I devour a story a day but the stacks grow higher.
Husks surround me, beckoning,
"Make me real!"
"No, me!"
"No, me!"
Calling for attention like corn stalks that have grown too tall.

I give them all away,
Planting seeds,
Hoping for fertile minds,
Toiling against the blindness of strangers,
Taking comfort in a future crop.
A mere farmer, who listens when the wind speaks.
Sometimes I talk back,
Never saying the right charm to control the weather.
I am buffeted by faceless storms,
But the seedlings remain safe.
My failings won't stop this rain.
These worlds belong in someone else's hands now.

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