Monday, February 4, 2013

Magpie Tales 154...Reverence

Central Library, Manchester, U.K., by Robin Gosnall
 
 

Within stone
worlds

 Pages turn
stirring

 Words aloft
breathe
 
Book perfume
ensorcelling

 Dreams fly
skyward
 
 
Magpie Tales prompt for this week.  I could write all day about books, libraries--my favorite things in all the world.  Libraries should be revered, worshipped, protected.  They encompass all that we are.
 

9 comments:

  1. Oh to catch the dreams that is the moment of success!

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  2. "libraries encompass all that we are" - and they do it rather better than Google!

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  3. The scent of paper in libraries and second-hand bookshops is one of my very favorite...

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    1. I walked into the Long Library at Trinity College, Dublin, and nearly fainted. Seriously. Weak knees, tingling fingers, lightheaded, breathless. There's nothing on earth like that scent.

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