National Poetry Month, Day 25: A Library is…

In honor of yesterday’s anniversary of the establishment of the Library of Congress, a poem about libraries by Nikki Giovanni.

A LIBRARY
(for Kelli Martin)

a Library Is:

a place to be free
to be in space
to be in cave times
to be a cook
to be a crook
to be in love
to be unhappy
to be quick and smart
to be contained and cautious
to surf the rainbow
to sail the dreams
to be blue
to be jazz
to be wonderful
to be you
a place to be
yeah… to be

That sums it up.

(poem credit)

 

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1 Response to National Poetry Month, Day 25: A Library is…

  1. Roger says:

    Libraries are OK, I guess.

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