Poem of the Week: The Library by Barbara A. Huff

20 July 2012

Reading under a tree = perfection <3
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The Library
By Barbara A. Huff

It looks like any building
When you pass it on the street,
Made of stone and glass and marble,
 Made of iron and concrete.
But once inside you can ride
 A camel or a train,
Visit Rome, Siam or Nome,
Feel a hurricane.
Meet a king, learn to sing,
How to bake a pie,
Go to sea, plant a tree,
Find how airplanes fly.
Train a horse, and of course,
Have all the dogs you like,
See the moon, a sandy dune,
Or catch a whopping pike.
Everything that books can bring
You'll find inside those walls.
A world is there for you to share
When adventure calls.
You cannot tell its magic
By the way the building looks,
But there's wonderment within it,
The wonderment of books.

I'm considering making my Poem of the Week a meme, with a Simply Linked list so all of you can link up with your favorite poems each Friday. Would anybody be interested in joining? Share your thoughts in the comments below. :)

2 epistles:

  1. Elizabeth, I love that idea of making a linky :). I'd love to join. I actually post irregular poetry posts which I title "Cup-A-Tea Poetry Corner" and they were based on your Friday Poems... so yes, I would join :).

    Love this poem by the way!

  2. Great idea! I've been thinking of doing a poem a week on my blog and I would definitely join the linky!

    This poem is wonderful!!!!


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