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My neck crooked backward, I stand between the stacks feeling the weight of centuries, the distilled wisdom of minds who graced the earth with golden words, words that pace the pages - vellum, parchment, fine and common papers; words, cordoned in lines, confined, yet powerful tools to set one free, a roamer far from home, across universes, beyond time's reach. The light filters through high windows downward to where I peer with squinted eyes teasing out a jewel - a title, an author, an adventure, a friend. The air is charged, the static of adventure, heartfelt journeys of a hundred thousand writers, their souls etched upon the pages for ones such as I to stumble upon decades, centuries later, dream maps thought castles, imaginative quests. Quietness reigns. The elements of books - leather, cloth, paper and ink - infuse a rich elixir, a mind expanding potion, companion to best wine and oldest friendships seasoned, mellowed, treasured. © Faye Lanham Gibson, August 11, 2015

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Date: 9/6/2015 8:27:00 AM
Faye.. I really enjoyed your fascinating write and salute you for this creative gem, congrats on the win!
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Date: 9/2/2015 2:31:00 PM
You're poem really captures that feeling of being in a library and the excitement of exploring the shelves... Wonderful writing, Faye! Congratulations on a well deserved win!
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Date: 8/28/2015 11:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your No.1 placement Faye! ;-)
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Date: 8/27/2015 6:11:00 PM
"Teasing out a jewel" made this one a gem...Congrats on a great win Faye
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Date: 8/27/2015 3:12:00 PM
Faye, Congratulations.... SKAT
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Date: 8/27/2015 11:29:00 AM
Such a beautiful poem Faye many congrats on your top spot:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/27/2015 11:10:00 AM
what a lovely poem Faye, loved reading it ....Seren
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Date: 8/27/2015 10:00:00 AM
So wonderful Faye........I can tell you love the ambiance of a world of books, and know it well !! Congrats to you!
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Date: 8/27/2015 12:14:00 AM
Perfect scent of library so well captured Faye! Congrats on first place win!
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Date: 8/26/2015 10:49:00 PM
You captured the essence of a library SO superbly, Faye. It is good to see a rhyming poet like Isaiah give a top win to this free verse. I love this. Congratulations.
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Date: 8/11/2015 11:06:00 PM
This is a fantastic write, Faye! Wonderfully descriptive and flows so smoothly. I really like this. Love, Kim
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