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Dreams of Library Ladies

The Dreams of Library Ladies Library ladies could it be you sometimes dream With books (and children) all put in their place Do you imagine an alternate library scene A view transformed to more exotic space The British Museum, perhaps you hear it calling With more books than at which you could shake a stick Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Marx and Lenin Guiding them on better path could be your schtick Under massive Radcliffe Camera's noble dome Among dusty denizens of Academia In such an arena would you feel at home Looking pale, intense, with a name such as Ophelia Alexandria' s great library (not far from Giza) As one of nine goddesses of the muse If given a request from Julius Caesar Would you find yourself unable to refuse Then if you feel adventurous and wild Unseen University beyond the sphere of man * Magic books have you enchanted and beguiled But as librarian might become an Orang Utan The Louvre attended by gallant chevalier Might be a better option to embrace Can you see yourself descend a grand escalier Like Audrey Hepburn before the Victory of Samothrace ** Though life here may seem less thrilling than your revery Don't be dismayed but feel a rightful pride In your books are phantasies, a virtual treasury Dream your dreams for these are such that you provide * ref. Terry Pratchett's Disc World ** In film: ‘Funny Face’

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Date: 10/19/2018 12:49:00 PM
You had me at “Louvre...” LOL! I feel like I work at a candy shop and can’t get enough books though many return unread :)
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Date: 6/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
So enjoyed this poem of the library ladies Geoffrey. Thanks for the advice, and i will dream my dreams ...Maria
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Date: 6/15/2017 8:13:00 PM
Dream on Geoffrey, dreams are the cornerstones of our existence...
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Date: 6/15/2017 6:59:00 PM
Lovely poem. When a librarian has turned on a child to read, or an adult to enjoy reading, she has truly served a calling.
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