Friday, May 20, 2011

When I Grow Up

Mag 66

Photograph courtesy of Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

Memories of a library
So long ago
On three walls
Rows and rows  of
Book lined shelves

A very young girl
Is invited in
And spellbound
Wanders around the
Curtain drawn room

There is a comfort
In being there
The smell of
Tobacco mixed with
Age old leather

The little girl knows
That here is special
And makes a vow
That one day she
Too will read

Barbara M Lake
May 2011
Trinidad WI
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12 comments:

  1. Memories. Dreams. Touching. Fulfilled. She writes.

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  2. 'Memories of a library'. Yes, I have those too. I like your poem. It's very evocative.

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  3. The UK Government cuts to meet the deficit will impinge on libraries. Thank you for capturing these memories. Kindles won't ever be remembered the way books are.

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  4. nice...love the smells you added...yes, mesmerized by books...i was as a kid...

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  5. lovely piece- rich and evocative imagery. I was that little girl also and actually taught myself to read when 4 years old....impatient child that didn't want to wait til first grade!
    Looking back I am not sure how I did that.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments.

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  6. I can remember wondering if I would ever be able to read but I don't remember the process of learning to read.

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  7. So many of us began our love of books in old libraries - I wonder what will entice the kids of today!

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  8. Bee,
    I too grew up in such a place: memories both exciting and soothing!
    rel

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  9. And now that little girl no doubt has a library of her own. Even a filled book shelf can be a library.

    Books are the past, the resent and the future. And I don't care what anybody else says.

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  10. present, of course, present. I must get these nails cut.

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  11. Thank you all for visiting and reading this one. I love the feel of a book and being able to turn pages. I'm not sure how an electronic gadget and I would get on with each other!

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